President Sauli Niinistö is visiting Åland for the centenary of self-government
During the day, the presidential couple will visit the ruins of Bomarsund Fortress and Kastelholm Castle, among others.
President Sauli Niinistö and King Charles XVI and his wife visited the ruins of Bomarsund Castle this morning.
The President of the Republic Sauli Niinistö and Mrs. Jenni Haukio will participate in the 100th anniversary of the province's self-government in Åland. During the day, the presidential couple will visit the ruins of Bomarsund Fortress and Kastelholm Castle, among others.
Åland's Self-Government Day is always celebrated on 9 June. It was then that the Åland Provincial Assembly met for the first time in 1922.
In addition to the presidential couple, King Charles XVI Gustav of Sweden and Queen Silvia, the Speakers of the Nordic Parliaments and representatives of the Finnish Government will take part in the 100th-anniversary celebrations. Prime Minister Sanna Marin (sd.) Had to withdraw due to a coronary infection.
The changed security situation in Europe and Finland's and Sweden's aspirations to NATO have raised questions about Åland's geopolitical position. The island province described as a hub in the Baltic Sea has been demilitarized, meaning that a military presence is not allowed there.