Today, invited by Jari Koskinen, the Finnish Minister of Agriculture and Forests, Alexei Gordeyev, Russia's Minister of Agriculture, goes to Finland for three days to discuss bilateral cooperation. According to Russia's government's Department of Information, Mr. Gordeyev will have working meetings with Minister Koskinen and Mr. Paavo Lipponen, the Prime Minister of Finland.
While in Helsinki, Minister Gordeyev will also visit a number of research facilities and agricultural and processing companies, including the Valio dairy company.
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