Allow me to convey, on behalf of the European Union, my warmest congratulations on your appointment as Prime Minister of Finland.
I am confident that you will successfully steer Finland's Council Presidency to the end of its term and continue to play a constructive role in the European Union. As you know, we are facing a number of crucial challenges, not least our future budget and our common fight against climate change.
I look forward to us working together during your new mandate and to welcoming you to the December European Council on Thursday.
I wish you every success in your new role.