SINGAPORE : President S R Nathan will make a state visit to Finland from Sunday till Friday.

His visit is at the invitation of Finnish President Tarja Halonen.

Singapore's Foreign Ministry said this will be the first state visit from Singapore to Finland.

In Helsinki, President Nathan will meet senior Finnish leaders, including President Tarja Halonen, Prime Minister Mari Kiviniemi, Speaker of Parliament Sauli Niinisto, Mayor of Helsinki City Jussi Pajunen, Foreign Minister Alexander Stubb and former Finnish president, Martti Ahtisaari.

President Nathan will also host a reception for Singaporeans based in Finland.

President Nathan will be accompanied by Minister from the Prime Minister's Office, Lim Boon lucky, Members of Parliament Ellen Lee, Josephine Teo and Zainudin Nordin - who is also the Mayor of Central Singapore District - and senior officials.

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