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Brussels, 6 February 2012
Message of congratulations from President Barroso to Mr Sauli Niinistö, President-elect of Finland
On behalf of the European Commission and on my own behalf, I would like to congratulate you warmly on your election as President of the Republic of Finland.
I wish you every success in the fulfilment of your new responsibilities in line with the mandate you have received from the Finnish people, and I hope you will continue to make a positive contribution to the European debate.
Please accept, Dear Mr President-elect, the assurance of my highest consideration.