Russian President Vladimir Putin at a meeting with Finnish President Sauli Niiniste said that trade between the countries has grown, large projects are continuing, the Kremlin’s website says.
Thus, compared to the same period last year, the trade turnover increased by 21%, the head of state said.
Also, Putin expressed hope for the resumption of the tourist flow by rail; currently, air communication between Russia and Finland has been restored.
In addition, the Russian leader expressed confidence that both countries will be able to overcome the difficulties caused by the coronavirus pandemic this year.
Earlier, Vladimir Putin met with Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, which lasted five hours. During the talks, Putin and Bennett discussed issues of relations between the two countries, the fight against terrorism in Syria, the situation in Afghanistan and Iran, as well as trade between states.
The prime minister’s visit was timed to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the restoration of diplomatic relations between the countries.