Tarja Halonen's letter of congratulations to Barack Obama
Dear Senator Obama,
On the occasion of your election as the President of the United States of America, I wish to extend to you, my most sincere congratulations.
Relations between Finland and the United States have always been excellent. I am sure that your election to the Presidency will further strengthen the relations between our two countries and people.
Let me hereby reaffirm our support to your endeavours and wish you every success in your high office.