President Dmitry Medvedev: Mr President!
Let me welcome you to Khanty-Mansiisk. We are here to participate in the Congress of Finno-Ugaric Peoples, a worthy undertaking. I believe it can be very helpful.
We don’t meet very often and this is part of the reason that a considerable number of problems have come up in our relations. I propose to use this opportunity to discuss these problems.
President Toomas Hendrik Ilves (retranslated from Russian): Thank you very much.
I am very pleased to be here on the occasion of the Festival. And this meeting also gives us an opportunity to improve our relations. There is a lot of work to do. We want to take advantage of this opportunity.