A visit of the delegation of the Republic of Karelia led by Head of Karelia Alexander Khudilainen to Finland starts today. The purpose of the visit that will last from September, 10 to September, 12 is further expansion of bilateral cooperation between Finland and Karelia.
The delegation includes ministers of the Government of Karelia, deputies of the Legislative Assembly, heads of administrations of some municipal regions, and entrepreneurs.
During the visit a meeting of Head of Karelia Alexander Khudilainen with President of the Republic of Finland Sauli Niinistö will take place in Helsinki. The parties will discuss issues of cross-border cooperation, in particular, development of border-crossing points and traffic lanes on Karelian site of the border between Russia and Finland.
Within the scope of the trip the delegation of Karelia will also meet with Minister of Economic Affairs of Finland Jyri Häkämies, Minister for European Affairs and Foreign Trade Alexander Stubb, Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the Republic of Finland Alexander Rumyantsev and Trade Representative of the Russian Federation in Finland Valery Shlyamin.
The delegation partricipants will hold talks in the Parliament of Finland, will meet with representatived of business circles of Finland. The delegation of Karelia will also visit Lahti Science and Business Park Ltd. and a number of local industrial waste treatment plants.