President of the Republic of Finland Sauli Niinistö in Mäntyniemi, Helsinki, Finland on April 6, 2023. LEHTIKUVA

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President of the Republic of Finland Sauli Niinistö will make an official visit to Brazil on 1–2 June 2023.

The visit will begin on Thursday 1 June with a meeting with President of Brazil Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva in Brasília. In their discussions, the Presidents will address as the geopolitical situation, common global challenges, topical regional questions and the bilateral relations between Finland and Brazil.

President Niinistö's programme will also include discussions with, among others, Veneziano Vital do Rêgo, First Vice President of the Federal Senate, and Arthur Lira, President of the Chamber of Deputies.

On Friday 2 June, President Niinistö will visit São Paulo, where he will meet Tarcísio de Freitas, Governor of the State of São Paulo, and participate in a business event organised by the Federation of Industries of the State of São Paulo. The event will also be attended by representatives of Finnish and Brazilian business and industry.

In Brazil, President Niinistö will be accompanied by a business delegation with representatives from various business sectors.

President Niinistö last visited Brazil in 2016 when he attended the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. The previous presidential visit from Brazil to Finland was made by President of Brazil Dilma Rousseff in 2015.