Finland celebrates 60 years of Independence on Tuesday (6 December). On Monday, representatives from 23?
Finland celebrates 60 years of Independence on Tuesday (6 December). On Monday, representatives from 23 countries were in Helsinki, Finland's capital, for independence celebrations.
SYNOPSIS: Finland's close neighbours were well represented ... Prince Henrik of Denmark greeting President Urho Kekkonen of Finland.
Prince Bertil of Sweden. It's been an important time for Finland. Talks have been going on with the Soviet Union about continuing relations between the two countries. On Sunday, President Kosygin for the second time this year held talks with President Kekkonen and Finnish leaders. Representing the United States was Mrs. Joan Mondale, wife of Vice President Walter Mondale.
Those at the celebrations represented widely different ideologies, reflecting perhaps the position Finland has increasingly sought in the world -- that of impartial neutrality.