Russia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergei Lavrov will visit Helsinki on Tuesday.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov previously visited Finland on May 4, 2017. Picture: Tony Öhberg for Finland Today

Foreign Minister Lavrov will have a meeting with his Finnish counterpart, Pekka Haavisto (the Green League), who is to host the visit. It’s the first official meeting between the ministers.

At their bilateral meeting, the Ministers will discuss Ukraine, Syria, the Persian Gulf, international arms control, regional security development in Northern Europe and other topical international matters.

They will also discuss bilateral matters between Finland and Russia and regional cooperation.

During his visit, Foreign Minister Lavrov will also meet President Sauli Niinistö.