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The cost of organizing and holding meetings of presidents of Russia and USA Vladimir Putin and Donald trump in Helsinki, according to preliminary data, exceeded four million dollars. About this reports portal Yle with reference to the MIA of Finland.
It is noted that in the current international tradition, the costs of holding the meetings is paid by the host country. Large costs — approximately 2.7 million euros fell on the interior Ministry. Of this money, two million euros was spent on strengthening the work of police in Helsinki, the remainder went to the Central criminal police, the border guard service.
It is noted that while does not include the cost of the use of fighter jets and military helicopters as well as ships of the Navy.
Slightly more than a million euros had to mid. The largest part of the money went on the rent of a Palace “Finland” in a press-the centre and the organization of its work. Almost 250 thousand euros were spent on the accommodation of the delegation of the President of the United States in Hilton Kalastajatorppa, and the Donald trump in the neighbouring guest house of the government, to ensure channels of communication, catering and preparation of meeting rooms.
July 16, Helsinki hosted the first full meeting of Putin and trump. First, the leaders of more than two hours talking tete-a-tete, after which the meeting continued in an expanded composition. Following the talks, the leaders expressed interest in improving relations between the two countries. It is noted that the American and Russian presidents discussed a variety of issues — from trade to nuclear topics.
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