President Donald Trump will welcome Finish President Sauli Niinistö at the White House Monday afternoon, which will be followed by a joint press conference.
“The situation at the Baltic Sea will definitely be on the agenda”, Niinistö told reporters ahead of the meeting, according to Finish news outlet YLE.
Russia has increased the frequency of its military exercises over the Baltic Sea in recent months, and has a joint military exercise with Belarus planned for September.
Per YLE, Trump and his Finish counterpart will also talk NATO: “Niinistö said he would like to discuss the negotiations between military alliance NATO and Russia, as good communication on both sides could ease any tensions.”
The meeting with the president of Finland will follow Trump’s lunch with Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson — which may prove awkward given reports today that the president and his secretary of state are not in the best place.
The presser will begin at 4:20 p.m. EST.
Watch above, via The White House.
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