Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin on Monday will take part in the opening ceremony of a trans-Atlantic sea cargo transportation route in St. Petersburg and hold talks with the Danish premier, the government said Sunday. Putin's Danish counterpart Lars Lokke Rasmussen will also attend the opening of the cargo route Guayaquil (Ecuador) - Panama Canal - Rotterdam - Bremerhaven - St. Petersburg.
The route is the first direct transoceanic cargo transportation way between Latin America and Russia. A Danish company will run the line. Putin will also meet with Finnish President Tarja Halonen and Finnish businessmen.