Medvedev, Halonen to discuss Russia-EU partnership
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and his Finnish counterpart Tarja Halonen will discuss strategic partnership between Russia and the European Union, as well as international problems, including nuclear nonproliferation, RIA Novosti reported.
Halonen will pay an official visit to Russia on November 8-11. Talks between the two heads of state will be held on Tuesday.
"The presidents will exchange opinions on forming a renewed architecture of European security and developing Russia-EU strategic partnership, including Russia's prospects to join the WTO," the Kremlin said.
Medvedev visited Finland in July and he invited Halonen to Russia "to discuss not only global issues, but also practical matters."
"The situations around Afghanistan and Pakistan, the Middle East settlement and nuclear nonproliferation issues are also planned for discussion," the Kremlin said.
Halonen also plans to visit Kazan, the capital of Russia's republic of Tatarstan on the Volga.