Vladimir Putin on a working visit arrives to Finland. The President will meet with his counterpart Sauli Niinisto.
In Finland, Vladimir Putin arrives on a working visit at the invitation of his counterpart Sauli Niinisto. The presidents meet often: on April 22 at the suburban residence, now in the picturesque seaside Turku. Putin was there many times in the square, Saaristokaupunki there is even a name plate of the President of Russia. The Baltic sea, a common border, the inextricable historical ties. Finland even under sanctions, is trying to increase cooperation with Russia. Because of the anti-constraints and global economic challenges, the trade turnover between the countries in 2014 fell by 15%, and last year has collapsed by 40%. However, the Russian market remains about 600 Finnish companies. In Finland employs about 2 thousand companies with Russian participation. Russia continues to supply 100% natural gas and 80% consumed by the neighbors of oil.
Another relevant item on the agenda - the fight against international terrorism. Here the country is unanimous - you can win only together. Will also discuss the prospects for European development, and, of course, Europe's relations with Russia. On the eve of some Swedish politicians have allowed themselves to criticism of the Finnish President for the invitation of Vladimir Putin. Sauli Niinisto said in response: "You seem a little behind the times. Dialogue with Russia should continue".