A summit between Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump in Finnish Lapland. It can be real if the Finnish government gets what it wants.
Finland will be chairman of the Arctic Council in the next two years between 2017-2019. The presidency will officially begin in May next year and the whole year will be characterized by Finland’s 100th celebration of independence. As a new presidency, Finland will now try to meet Trump and Putin in Finland. It writes Finnish media this week.
The Ambassador for Arctic Affairs at the Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Aleksi Härkönen, told the Helsingin Sanomat newspaper that Finland is trying to organize a summit between these two superpowers if the international political situation permits.
“It is possible that such a summit can be established already during Finland’s anniversary year, and it has also been noted by President Sauli Niinistö,” says Aleksi Härkönen.
If the meeting becomes reality, the leaders of the member countries of the Arctic Council would attend the summit. All Nordic countries, USA, Russia and Canada are part of the Arctic Council. The Council has been in existence for 20 years, but so far, there has never been a summit between the leaders of the country.