Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed relations between Russia and the European Union with Finnish President Sauli Niinistö during a telephone conversation. This is stated on the official website of the President of the Russian Federation.
During the conversation, Putin and Niinistö summed up the results of cooperation between Russia and Finland for 2020. Satisfaction was expressed with the achieved level of relations, which is especially significant in connection with the 100th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the countries, celebrated on December 31, 2020.
The heads of state reaffirmed their intention to continue coping in the trade and economic area and to effectively coordinate in the fight against coronavirus infection. They also discussed some topical international issues.
In addition, the leaders of the countries conveyed congratulations and wishes to each other in connection with the New Year holidays. The heads of state agreed to continue contacts at various levels.
Earlier it was reported that at the end of 2020, Vladimir Putin will hold a series of telephone conversations with foreign colleagues.