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Visits By Foreign Leaders of Finland

Visitor Description Date
Prime Minister Kuuskoski Unofficial visit; attended Minnesota Statehood Centennial in Minneapolis and St. Paul. May 8–14, 1958
President Kekkonen Official visit. Afterwards visited New York City, Detroit (Michigan), Duluth (Minnesota), San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Honolulu (Hawaii). Departed U.S. November 2. October 16–18, 1961
President Uhro K. Kekkonen Official visit. In U.S. July 22–27; visited Williamsburg, Fitchburg (Mass.), Wood’s Hole, and New York City. July 23–25, 1970
President Uhro K. Kekkonen Attended White House dinner on 25th Anniversary of the U.N October 24, 1970
President Uhro K. Kekkonen State visit. Private visit to New York City, Hancock (Mich.), and Williamsburg July 30–August 3. Private visit afterwards to Minneapolis and New York City. August 3–5, 1976
Prime Minister Taisto K. Sorsa Informal visit while serving as Chairman of the Socialist International Study Group on Disarmament. May 17, 1979
President Mauno H. Koivisto Official working visit. September 24–27, 1983
Prime Minister Harri H. Holkeri Met with President Reagan during a private visit. May 2, 1988
President Mauno H. Koivisto Official working visit. May 6–8, 1991
Prime Minister Esko Aho Met with President Bush during a private visit. May 12–17, 1992
President Martti Ahtisaari Met with President Clinton during a private visit. November 8–10, 1994
President Martti Ahtisaari Attended NATO’s 50th Anniversary Summit. April 23–25, 1999
President Martti Ahtisaari Working visit. December 16–17, 1999
President Tarja Halonen Private visit. April 28, 2000
President Tarja Halonen Met with President Bush during a private visit. April 16, 2002
Prime Minister Paavo Lipponen Working visit. December 7–9, 2002
President Tarja Halonen Attended the Nuclear Security Summit. April 12–13, 2010
President Sauli Niinisto Attended the NATO Summit Meeting in Chicago, IL. May 20–21, 2012
President Sauli Niinisto Attended the Nuclear Security Summit. March 31–April 1, 2016
President Sauli Niinisto Attended the U.S.- Nordic Leaders Summit. May 13, 2016