Prime Minister Juha Sipilä’s statement following the death of former Finnish president Mauno Koivisto
Yesterday evening I received the very sad news that Finland’s former president Mauno Koivisto had passed away. Both personally and on behalf of the Finnish Government, I offer my deepest condolences to Mauno Koivisto’s family and relatives. We have lost a person who had a huge influence on our country's history. He was a war veteran and a patriot who firmly guided the nation through a difficult recession and towards membership of the European Union.