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.