President of Russia Vladimir Putin to make working visit to Helsinki on Wednesday 21 August

The visit will be hosted by President of the Republic of Finland Sauli Niinistö.

President Niinistö and President Putin will hold official discussions in the Presidential Palace. In addition to bilateral relations between Finland and Russia, the Presidents will discuss regional and international issues. Following their discussions, the Presidents will hold a joint press conference. The visit will conclude with a dinner at the Suomenlinna Sea Fortress.

The event will cause substantial temporary traffic arrangements on Market Square and in its vicinity during the entire day. Further information on the temporary arrangements will be provided later.

The Helsinki Police Department is in charge of, among other things, the security at the meeting places and the temporary traffic arrangements caused by the visit. The most current information on how the meeting affects the traffic will be posted on the Helsinki Police Department’s Twitter account.

Helsinki Region Transport (HSL) will provide information on possible temporary arrangements in the public transport.

President Niinistö and President Putin last met in connection with the Arctic Forum in St. Petersburg in April 2019. President Putin last visited Finland for the #HELSINKI2018 meeting on 16 July 2018.



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