The Russian President Vladimir Putin said that he wants to discuss with his Finnish counterpart Sauli niinist? theme deteriorating trade and economic relations of a pair of countries and opportunities to overcome this tendency.
"I am very pleased you to watch in the capital of Russia, having in mind, as well as among them, and the fact that we have the second year there has been some decline in trade and economic relations, reduced turnover," said Niinist?.
review the Russian leader, " in this sense, the arrival of the President of Finland in Russia is, without doubt, very timely to discuss what can be done to ensure that this negative trend will reverse ".
The head of the Russian Federation said that during the conversation " will be an opportunity to discuss international issues, Russia's relations with the European Union in General and in conflict situations that frighten us all ".
the head of Finland admitted that his "most concerned about the situation in Ukraine and the fact that" the Minsk consensus " stuck in a certain way."" This situation has serious implications for relations between Russia and the EU, and also has some influence on the indicators of trade and economic cooperation, " he said.
Answering the greeting Putin, Niinist? said in Russian: "I am also very times you watch.'" Thank you, " said Finnish head of the Russian Federation.