30 Dec 2017 14:49

Russian, Finnish leaders discuss Syria, Korea, Ukraine, cooperation prospects in telephone talk

MOSCOW. Dec 30 (Interfax) - Russian President Vladimir Putin and Finnish President Sauli Niinisto talked on the telephone to discuss the settlement process in Syria, the Korean Peninsula issue and Ukraine, the Kremlin press service reported on Saturday.

Putin and Niinisto "touched upon some relevant international issues, including the Syria settlement process and the crisis situations on the Korean Peninsula and in Ukraine," it said.

The two leaders also discussed the outcomes of successful development of Russian-Finnish relations in various fields in the outgoing year and prospects of mutually beneficial cooperation in 2018, it said.

"The leaders warmly greeted each other on the upcoming New Year and asked each other to convey the best wishes to the peoples of the two countries," the Kremlin said.

Putin and Niinisto also agreed on further contacts, it said.