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Icelandic President Meets With Putin

By Yelena

Guðni Th. Jóhannesson in Russia.
Photo: Guðni Th. Jóhannesson in Russia..

President of Iceland Guðni Th. Jóhannesson is conducting a two-day visit to St. Petersburg, Russia, where he is participating in the International Arctic Forum, RÚV reports. The President’s trip also includes a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin tomorrow, in the company of Icelandic Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture Kristján Þór Júlíusson.

The main theme of this year’s forum is “The Arctic: An Ocean of Opportunity,” and topics of discussion include natural resources, environmental safety, and indigenous populations. The event is also attended by President of Finland Sauli Niinistö, Prime Minister of Norway Erna Solberg, and Prime Minister of Sweden Stefan Löfven, each of whom will be meeting with Putin.

Today Guðni visited Victory Square in St. Petersburg, where he placed a wreath on a monument which commemorates the Nazi siege of Leningrad on behalf of the Icelandic nation.

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