On Wednesday 25 April, the President of Finland, Sauli Niinistö, and his wife will arrive in Estonia for an official visit.
The Finnish head of state will meet with President Toomas Hendrik Ilves. Mr Niinistö will also meet with the President of the Riigikogu (Parliament), Ene Ergma, and Prime Minister Andrus Ansip. The talks will focus on the bilateral ties between Estonia and Finland, the economic issues related to the European Union, regional co-operation and NATO-related issues.
President Niinistö will officially open the Lappset playground equipment factory.
The wife of the President of Finland, Jenni Haukio, and the wife of the the President of Estonia, Evelin Ilves, will visit KUMU Art Museum, Tallinn TV Tower and the Finnish School in Tallinn. The playground of the Finnish School will be officially opened by Jenni Haukio and Evelin Ilves.
NB! Journalists interested in covering the visit!
All journalists, photographers and television cameramen interested in covering the visit should be accredited no later than Tuesday, 24 April at 12:00 pm. Accreditation can be obtained electronically at http://ankeet.vm.ee/est/soome_presidendi_visiit.
The press badges can be collected on 24 April from 4:00 pm from the front desk of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Lauteri 2.
Wednesday, 25 April:
9:45 am The President of Estonia, Toomas Hendrik Ilves, welcomes the President of Finland, Sauli Niinistö. An honour guard of the Estonian Defence Forces will be lined up in Kadriorg. Official photo of the presidents, signing of the guestbook.
Kadriorg, A. Weizenbergi 39
TV, photo – we kindly ask you to arrive no later than 9:30 am
11:00 am A joint press conference of the presidents of Estonia and Finland (in English)
Kadriorg, A. Weizenbergi 39
We kindly ask the press to arrive no later than 10:45 am
11:40 am Meeting with the President of the Riigikogu, Ene Ergma
Lossi plats 1A TV, photo – opening moments.
We kindly ask you to arrive no later than 11:25 am
12:15 pm Meeting with Prime Minister Andrus Ansip
Stenbocki maja, Rahukohtu 3 TV, photo – opening moments.
We kindly ask you to arrive no later than 12:00 pm
3:00 pm The President of Finland officially opens the Lappset playground equipment factory
Jälgimäe tee 13, Tänassilma küla, Saku vald
TV, photo – we kindly ask you to arrive no later than 14:45 pm
The agenda of Jenni Hauki, wife of the President of Finland
Wednesday, 25 April
10:15 am Visiting KUMU Art Museum
Weizenbergi 34/Valge 1
TV, photo – we kindly ask you to arrive no later than 10:05 am
11.20 am Visiting the Finnish School in Tallinn
TV, photo – we kindly ask you to arrive no later than 11:05 am
12.00 am Visiting the TV Tower
Kloostrimetsa tee 58A
TV, photo – we kindly ask you to arrive no later than 11:45 am