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In the course of the official visit to Finland, President Petro Poroshenko laid flowers to the building of the first diplomatic mission of Ukraine to Finland of 1918-1921 and met with representatives of the Ukrainian local community.

In the framework of the official visit to Finland, the President had a meeting with Speaker of the Parliament of Finland Maria Lohela. The Head of State expressed gratitude to the Finnish MPs for their firm position in support of Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.

In the framework of the official visit of the Ukrainian President to Finland, President’s wife Maryna Poroshenko took part in the opening of the exhibition of prominent Ukrainian painter Yuri Khymych and visited Kallio elementary school with inclusive type of education.

The parties discussed prospects of further activity of the Intergovernmental Ukraine-Finland Commission for Trade and Economic Cooperation. The President thanked the Prime Minister for a significant contribution of Finland to the progress of Ukrainian reforms and invited Finnish companies to take part in privatization in Ukraine.

President Petro Poroshenko honored memory of the fallen Finns who fought for independence of Finland and laid wreaths to the Cross of Heroes and grave of Marshal Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim in the Hietaniemi Cemetery.

President Petro Poroshenko is confident that there are no reasons for lifting sanctions against Russia – the country-aggressor. It was stated by him at the joint press conference with the President of Finland in the course of the official visit to that country.

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has held a meeting with President of Finland Sauli Niinistö in the course of the first official visit to Finland in 11 years. The delegations of the countries have also conducted negotiations on a wide range of issues of mutual Ukraine-Finland interest under the chairmanship of the two Presidents.

In the course of the official visit of President Petro Poroshenko to Finland, a Memorandum of Understanding in the spheres of energy efficiency, energy saving and alternative energy sources has been signed.

The agenda of the visit provides for a meeting with President of Finland Sauli Niinistö in vis-à-vis format. The parties will also conduct negotiations in expanded format under the chairmanship of the two Presidents. Following the given negotiations a bilateral document is to be signed.

President Petro Poroshenko met with representatives of the Ukrainian community of Estonia. The meeting was held in the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church of the Ukrainian Culture Center in Tallinn. “Thank you for the things Ukrainian Diaspora does all over the world. It is impossible to underestimate this work,” the President said.