President of the Republic Sauli Niinistö calls for Finland’s foreign policy to engage in practical action in addition to voicing opinions and declaring principles. On Tuesday 26 August, President Niinistö addressed the heads of Finland’s diplomatic missions abroad, assembled at the annual ambassadors’ seminar in Helsinki.
During his working visit to Sochi, Russia, President of the Republic Sauli Niinistö met with President of Russia Vladimir Putin on Friday 15 August 2014. The main topic of conversation was the Ukrainian crisis. After the discussion, the presidents gave statements to the media.
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