Finland wanted to host Putin and trump

Alexi Harkonen

Finland has offered to host on its territory a meeting of Russian President Vladimir Putin and the elected President of the USA of Donald trump. About it reports “Interfax” on Wednesday, December 14.

According to the representative of the Finnish foreign Ministry, Alexis Harkonen, the two leaders could meet in 2017 in the framework of the Arctic Council, “if we allow international situation.”

In may of next year Finland will be the Chairman of this organization. Originally Helsinki was supposed to host a meeting of the Arctic Council in 2019 at the level of foreign Ministers. According to Harkonen, Finnish authorities are planning to hold it earlier, raising the status to the level of heads of state and government.

The Arctic Council consists of eight countries: Finland, Russia, USA, Canada, Denmark, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. A further 12 States holding observer status.