The state funeral of former President of the Republic of Finland Mauno Koivisto will be held on Thursday 25 May. The funeral service will take place at 13.00 in Helsinki Cathedral. The service will be conducted by Bishop Eero Huovinen. Mauno Koivisto will be buried with full military honours in the section of Hietaniemi Cemetery that includes the graves of former Finnish presidents Urho Kekkonen and Risto Ryti.
"As we gather here to celebrate Martti's eightieth birthday we do so in terms of work. We are honouring his work for peace by discussing what we all can do for peace", President Niinistö said at the “Wisdom wanted – CMI and the Elders” Seminar. "There are some lessons to be learned from the Finnish experience of national consolidation."
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