President Sauli Niinistö says it would be great if the Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump could meet in Finland at the Arctic Council summit in May. Mr Putin mentioned he would be willing to meet Mr Trump in Finland at a press conference in Arkangel after a reporter asked about it. Mr Niinistö emphasises that the proposal in itself was nothing new and notes that the meeting could be possible if the situation between the United States and Russia was calm enough and some arctic issues would also be discussed. Minister for Foreign Affairs Timo Soini says a meeting between Mr Trump and Mr Putin would be excellent news as Finland is this year also celebrating its 100th anniversary.
Media: Kainuun Sanomat
Main source: President Sauli Niinistö, Minister for Foreign Affairs Timo Soini