President Sauli Niinistö will meet with US President Donald Trump in Washington on 29 August. Mr Niinistö believes that behind the meeting invitation is the United States’ increased interest towards Finland and the way the country does things. He estimates that Finland’s transatlantic relations have worked well and become closer. Minister for Foreign Affairs Timo Soini says the meeting between the Finnish and US presidents is very important and indicative of the high regard in which Finland and President Niinistö are held. Mr Soini believes the United States is interested in hearing the views of a reliable partner and constructive state like Finland.
Main source: President Sauli Niinistö, Minister for Foreign Affairs Timo Soini