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Putin to visit Finland on Aug 21

14 Aug 2019, 20:03 ( 7 days ago) | updated: 14 Aug 2019, 21:01 ( 7 days ago)

DF Report
President Sauli Niinistö met Russian President Vladimir Putin in St. Petersburg before the main session of the International Arctic Forum on April 9, 2019. Photo: Katri Makkonen / Office of the President.

Russian President Vladimir Putin will pay a working visit to Finland on August  21, said a press release issued by the President Office of Finland.

The visit will be hosted by President Sauli Niinistö.

The Presidents of the neighbouring countries will hold official discussions in the Presidential Palace.

In addition to bilateral relations between Finland and Russia, the Presidents will discuss regional and international issues.

Following their discussions, the Presidents will hold a joint press conference.

The visit will conclude with a dinner at the Suomenlinna Sea Fortress.

Niinistö and Putin last met in connection with the Arctic Forum in St. Petersburg in April 2019. President Putin last visited Finland for the #HELSINKI2018 meeting on 16 July 2018.