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Fri, 10 Oct, 2014 12:00:29 AM
FTimes- Xinhua Report, Oct 10
President of the Republic Sauli Niinistö, as well as the President of the House of Commons Andrew Scheer in Ottawa, Canada, October 9, 2014, the President of Finland couple began a two-day state visit to Canada on Thursday evening Finnish time. Photo Lehtikuva.
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Thursday met with visiting Finnish President Sauli Niinistö, discussing a host of issues including the situation in Ukraine, terrorist threat posed by the Islamic State and more cooperation on issues related to the Arctic.
Niinistö arrived here Thursday for a two-day state visit to Canada, according to the office of the Canadian prime minister.
Prime Minister Harper and President Niinistö also hailed the conclusion of negotiations on the Canada-European Union Trade Agreement, saying that once ratified and implemented, the agreement would allow for increased trade opportunities for Canadian and Finnish businesses. 
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