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Mon, 16 May, 2016 01:06:18 AM
FTimes Report, May 16
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President Sauli Niinistö and First lady Jenni Haukio will make a two-day state visit to Estonia from Tuesday, said an official press release.
 
The President will meet his Estonian counterpart Toomas Hendrik Ilves, Speaker of the Estonian Parliament Eiki Nestor and Estonian Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas during the visit.
 
He will also participate in a forum on the future of the economies of Finland and Estonia, to be held in the Innovation and Business Centre of Tallinn University of Technology. 
 
In addition, Niinistö will lay a wreath at the monument to the Estonian War of Independence, as well as at the monument for the Estonian volunteers who fought for Finland during the World War II. 
 
The presidents and their spouses will visit Viljandi, where a question and answer session with upper secondary school students will be organised. From Viljandi, their journey will continue to President Ilves' family farm Ärma.
 
The presidents' spouses will visit cultural attractions and a Finnish school in  Tallinn.
 
Niinistö made an official visit to Estonia at the beginning of his tenure in 2012 while Ilves made state visits to Finland in 2007 and 2014.
 
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