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HELSINKI, June 6. /TASS/. Finnish President Sauli Niinisto hopes to discuss with Russian President Vladimir Putin the situation in the Baltic Sea, in Ukraine and Syria.
He was speaking on Monday during his visit to the city of Tampere where he took part in a meeting of the Central Organization of Finnish Trade Unions.
On Friday, a number of Finnish media reported that Putin may pay a working visit to Finland this summer, most likely in July.
The Finnish leader mentioned a number of issues he plans to raise at the meeting with the Russian president.
"This is the international situation that has always been in the foreground during our talks. Syria, Ukraine, the situation in the Baltic Sea are highly likely (to be discussed)," Yle TV company quotes Niinisto as saying. Bilateral economic relations issues can be on the agenda as well, he said.
Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov confirmed earlier on Monday that Putin is planning to visit Finland.
"Yes, preparations are being made for this visit. When there is final understanding on dates and timeframe (of the visit), we will make an official statement on this," he said commenting on Finnish media reports that this visit may take place in July.