Journalists from 61 countries to arrive in Helsinki for Russia-US summit
Media representatives from 61 countries are expected to arrive in the Finnish capital to cover the summit meeting of Russian and US Presidents, Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump, the Finnish news agency STT said on Wednesday.
Overall, reporters from 61 countries will be covering the Russia-US summit. As many as 1,436 journalists had applied for accreditation which closed on Wednesday.
The Yle broadcaster reported citing the Finnish Foreign Ministry that Russia, the United States along with European countries were among the top ten countries which reporters had applied for accreditation. The least number of journalists will come from Venezuela, the Philippines and Algeria, while most reporters will be Finnish. The Finlandia Talo Hall will host the media center.
The Helsinki regional transport company (HSL) promised that it would provide media representatives with free rides, which will be available on July 13 through 18.
The Kremlin press service said earlier that Putin and Trump would hold talks on July 16. According to Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov, the two heads of state will focus on pressing issues. Among them will be a complex range of issues about Syria.