Thursday, March 30, 2017

Putin Is Keen On Meeting Trump — In Finland

Via Business Insider:

Russia's President Vladimir Putin says he would be keen to meet up with Trump in conjunction with a potential Arctic Council summit Finland, where the Nordics would participate together with fellow members U.S., Canada, and Russia.

"If it happens, I would be happy to participate", Putin said in a speech in Archangelsk, according to Interfax.

Finland is to take over the chairmanship of the Arctic Council in May. It has been reported that Finland's President Sauli Niinistö is planning a summit in order to ease geopolitical tensions.

If the meeting were to happen, it would be the first time Putin would meet USA:s new President Donald Trump.

Putin said the two will otherwise be meeting when the G20 group of nations convene in Hamburg this summer.

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