Russian President Dmitry Medvedev during a working visit on Wednesday called for Finland and Russia to solve Baltic Sea issues in cooperation.
Medvedev arrived on a two-day visit to Finland in the city of Turku on Tuesday. The Russian leader and Finnish President Tarja Halonen visited a scientific-research center on Seili Island in the Baltic Sea, near to Turku.
Medvedev said that a condition of the sea is worse than it used to be. "We should work on this [solving problems of the Baltic Sea] together," Medvedev said. "We began discussing it yesterday," he added.
"I have always been tied to the Baltic Sea," Medvedev said. "I grew up on its shores," he added.
Medvedev was born and raised in Russia's second city of St. Petersburg.
NAANTALI, July 21 (RIA Novosti)