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President of Ukraine on visit to Finland

It is the first visit in 10 years after Yushchenko.

President of Ukraine on visit to Finland
Photo: Photo: presidential press service

President Petro Poroshenko on Tuesday flew to Finland for an official visit.

The agenda of the visit provides for the meetings with President of Finland Sauli Niinistö, Prime Minister Juha Sipilä and Speaker of the Parliament Maria Lohela. The president will also meet with representatives of the Ukrainian community and visit the Museum of Marshal Carl Gustaf Mannerheim.

Ukraine and Finland established diplomatic relations in February 26, 1992. The Embassy of Ukraine in Helsinki was opened on December 18, 1992.

The last Ukrainian who visited Finland was Viktor Yushchenko in October 2006.

On 23 January, Poroshenko visited in Estonia, where he held meetings with the President of the country Kersti Kaljulaid, President of the Riigikogu (Parliament) Eiki Nestor and Prime Minister Jüri Ratas.