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Today, President of the Riigikogu (Parliament of Estonia) Lauri Hussar will go on an official visit to Finland, where he will open a seminar dedicated to teaching the Estonian language and culture, attend a cultural festival and meet with the leaders of state.

On Friday, Hussar will meet with Speaker of the Parliament of Finland Jussi Halla-aho, Chairs of parliamentary groups and committees as well as the leaders of the Finland-Estonia parliamentary friendship group. Hussar will also have meetings with President of Finland Sauli Niinistö and Prime Minister Petteri Orpo.

On Friday at noon, Hussar and Halla-aho will open a festive seminar dedicated to the 100th anniversary of teaching the Estonian language and culture in Finland. The seminar will be held at the University of Helsinki. The seminar “One Hundred Years Between Finland and Estonia” will be live streamed online from 12 noon to 5 p.m.

On Saturday, Hussar will attend the cultural festival Martin Markkinat at the Cable Factory culture centre in Helsinki. It is the largest event promoting the Estonian culture in Finland. Besides cultural programme, the two-day festival will introduce Estonia as travel destination; handicrafts, design and food will be sold, and discussions on the Estonian society and culture will be held. This year the event, organised by Tuglas Seura, will focus on Tartu and South Estonia, the European Capital of Culture 2024.

The President of the Riigikogu will be accompanied on the visit by Chair Anti Poolamets and Deputy Chair Kadri Tali of the Estonia-Finland Parliamentary Friendship Group.

Riigikogu Press Service
Karin Kangro
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