President Tarja Halonen begins an official visit to Mongolia on Tuesday, the first-ever visit by a high-level Finnish official to the country.She will hold talks with Mongolian President Tsakhia Elbegdorj on Wednesday to discuss developing bilateral ties as well as issues of democracy and justice and current international questions.
President Elbegdorj visited Finland last autumn.
Halonen will also meet Mongolia’s prime minister, speaker of parliament and human rights commission officials, among others. She is accompanied by Minister of Foreign Trade Alexander Stubb as well as her husband Pentti Arajärvi.
They will visit the Gandan monastery and take part in a meeting of Finnish and Mongolian business executives. The Finnish delegation returns home on Thursday.
Source:www.yle.fi (Finnish Radio)