In Finland refused to call the amount spent on the summit of Russia and the United States

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Nikolskiye in Photobacterium of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin and the President of the United States Donald trump at a press conference following the meeting in HelsinkiIn Finland refused to call the amount spent on the summit of Russia and the United States© RIA Novosti / Alexei Nikolskiye the image Bank

The last Monday in Helsinki, the Russian-American summit, which was held the first official talks between presidents Vladimir Putin and Donald trump, was paid by the government of Finland, told the Prime Minister Juha Sipilä.

«The summit was a significant role of the government… it incurred costs associated with the activity. A huge thank you to everyone who was involved in this,» said Sipilä in an interview with public broadcaster YLE.

However, he did not name the final amount of the costs, but noted that the event has strengthened the reputation of Finland, and the President seemed pleased with the meeting.

According to Sipilä, the service is 1,5 thousands of journalists at a cost to Finland is cheap when compared with advertising campaigns and strengthen the country’s image abroad.

In the press center of the Russian-American summit, among the usual equipped work places for the journalists worked two saunas, served with fresh strawberries and snow peas, and the hot dishes were delicacies of Finnish cuisine.

The first full meeting of the presidents of Russia and USA Vladimir Putin and Donald trump held yesterday in Helsinki. The first presidents for more than two hours talking tete-a-tete, after which the delegation had lunch in the extended format and then answered questions from journalists. Following the meeting, the leaders expressed interest in improving relations between the two countries.