Office of the President of the Republic
Press Release 7/2020
16 March 2020
President of the Republic of Finland Sauli Niinistö and President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation on 16 March 2020.
The Presidents discussed the situation created by the coronavirus and its implications for the Finnish-Russian border. Both agreed that the containment of the virus called for broad-based international cooperation. President Niinistö underlined the importance of an ongoing exchange of information.
The call was initiated by Finland.