Presidents of Estonia, Finland discuss Baltic-Nordic cooperation

  • 2020-02-06
  • BNS/TBT Staff

TALLINN – Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid, who is on a working visit to Finland, met with her Finnish counterpart Sauli Niinisto in Helsinki on Thursday to discuss Baltic-Nordic cooperation, common renewable energy and climate neutrality goals and the upcoming Three Seas Initiative summit.

"The special ties between Estonia and Finland mean that we also have special opportunities for ever-deepening cooperation on topics that inevitably concern us and in which we can be trailblazers in the world. We already have common understanding of the importance of protecting the Baltic Sea and the Arctic and reducing carbon emissions, now, practical steps need to be taken," Kaljulaid said after the meeting. 

In the afternoon, the Estonian head of state will visit the European Center of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats and the innovative Hive Helsinki coding school. At a ceremony in the Hanken School of Economics in Helsinki, an honorary doctorate will be conferred on Kaljulaid. Hanken decided to give the honorary title to the Estonian president last fall to highlight her work in promoting digitization.

Kaljulaid will return to Estonia late on Thursday night.