Minister for Foreign Affairs and Development Kai Mykkänen participated in St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2017 and commented on the Russian President’s speech. According to Minister Mykkänen, the country’s acute bankruptcy has been cancelled. He says that Russia might focus more on the economy in the next couple of years and this could mean calmer times when it comes to foreign policy. Minister Mykkänen estimates that the country will probably not reach its goal to exceed the average of global economic growth.
Media: Helsingin Sanomat
Journalist: Pekka Hakala
Main source: Minister for Foreign Affairs and Development Kai Mykkänen