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Nearly 1500 newsmen to cover Putin-Trump meet

Published : 12 Jul 2018, 03:24

Updated : 12 Jul 2018, 10:31

  DF Report

Finlandia Hall. Photo Finlandia Hall and Visit Finland.

A total of 1,436 journalists from 61 countries have been accredited to cover the meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his USA counterpart Donald Trump scheduled for Monday in Helsinki, foreign ministry sources said.

Most of the journalists who submitted accreditation applications are from Finland, followed by USA and Russia.

A total of 368 journalists from Finland were accredited for the event while 232 journalists are expecting to arrive from Russia and 195 from the United States.

Additionally, Russian President Vladimir Putin and USA President Donald Trump will be accompanied by a few hundred journalists.

Accredited journalists are entitled to use the facilities of the Media Centre set up by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs at the Finlandia Hall.

Media representatives working at the Media Centre will have access to video signal produced in cooperation between the Finnish Broadcasting Company YLE and the European Broadcasting Union (EBU).

The Department for Communications of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs in cooperation with the Finnish News Agency STT/Lehtikuva will produce picture materials for media use.