On November, 24 Head of the Republic of Karelia Sergey Katanandov during his working trip to Finland met with the President of Finland Tarja Halonen. The meeting took place under Sergey Katanandov’s initiative. The Governor of Oulu Eino Siuruainen and the plenipotentiary ambassador of the Russian Federation in Finland Alexander Rumyantsev have taken part in it.
That fact that the Head of our region is received at the highest levels in Finland indicates signigicant interest of the neighbouring state in cooperation and recognition of the role of the Republic of Karelia in development and promotion of this cooperation. Cross-border cooperation has become the key issue during the meeting. Continue reading