The head of Finland Sauli Niinist? expressed his indignation at the question about how he would respond to criticism in its own address in the forthcoming meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, reports Ilta Sanomat.
"the head of Finland Sauli Niinist? said that Helsinki and Moscow are required to maintain a normal relationship, because we are neighbors ", - RIA "news" referring to local magazine Ilta Sanomat, journalist during the 3rd annual seminar on foreign and security policy in the residence Kultaranta posed a provocative question.
"Who criticized me?.. Only one Estonian Minister... And a few so-called experts. This does not mean that the whole world was horrified by my visit, " said Finnish head. Niinist? said that he receives tacit support on the international arena on the issue of maintaining ties with Russia, despite the fact that last year the possibility of development of bilateral relations is limited due to the fall in Ukraine and the annexation of Crimea to Russia. Remember, the head of Finland Sauli Niinist? at the invitation of the head of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin on Tuesday, June 16, with working visit will arrive in the Russian capital to discuss cooperation in trade and investment. In the process of high-level talks are expected to discuss a wide range of issues of bilateral cooperation in trade-economic and investment areas, in cultural-humanitarian sphere. It is also planned exchange of views on a number of topical international issues. The last time Putin and Niinisto was talking on the phone in April. The head of the countries discussed Russian-Finnish cooperation and partnership in the Arctic. In January it appeared that opinions about the fact that Finnish managers have a duty " to communicate more closely with Vladimir Putin hold about 43% of the population of Finland. In November of last year Niinist? tried to convince the leaders of the Nordic and Baltic countries not to speculate and not to intensify the confrontation of the EU with Russia, and also said that Finland will not succumb to pressure from other countries in relations with Russia.