President Halonen visited Jordan and Lebanon on 19-23 February. The trip was organized by the Finnish Embassy in Beirut, the Finn Church Aid and the Finnish Institute in the Middle East. During her stay, president Halonen met with political leaders of both countries, as well as representatives of the international organizations and local entities. She also visited Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan.
In Beirut, President Halonen participated at a seminar “Women in politics”.