Visit to Japan of Her Excellency Ms. Tarja Halonen, President of the Republic of Finland, and Dr. Pentti Arajärvi

(Announcement by the Press Secretary/Director-General for Press and Public Relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs)

September 24, 2004

Her Excellency Ms. Tarja Halonen, President of the Republic of Finland, and Dr. Pentti Arajärvi, accompanied by a suite, will pay an official working visit to Japan from October 20 to 24, 2004.

During their stay in Japan, the President and Dr. Pentti Arajärvi will make a State call on Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress of Japan.

Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress will host a Court Luncheon in honor of the President and Dr. Pentti Arajärvi.

The President plans to hold a meeting with Mr. Junichiro Koizumi, Prime Minister of Japan.

The Prime Minister of Japan will host a Dinner in honor of the President and Dr. Pentti Arajärvi.

The Government of Japan sincerely welcomes the visit of the President and Dr. Pentti Arajärvi, which will further strengthen the friendly relations existing between Japan and the Republic of Finland.

Provisional Itinerary

October 20 (Wed) Morning Arrival at Narita International Airport
Afternoon Meeting with Prime Minister of Japan
October 21 (Thu) Morning State Call
Noon Court Luncheon
October 22 (Fri)

October 23 (Sat)

October 24 (Sun) Morning Departure from Narita International Airport
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