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Visit of Minister of Foreign Affairs of Finland to India (22-25 November 2017)

November 24, 2017

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Finland, H.E. Mr. Timo Soini is visiting India from 22-25 November 2017. He is accompanied by senior officials of his Ministry. Regular exchanges of high level visits have been a part of strong ties between India and Finland. The visit of FM Soini to India coincides with the historic occasions of 70 years of India’s independence and 100 years of Finland’s independence.

FM Soini had a meeting with External Affairs Minister, Smt Sushma Swaraj, in New Delhi on 24 November. The two Ministers held discussions on various aspects of bilateral ties as well as important regional and multilateral issues of mutual interest. India’s economic ties with Finland have strengthened with growing trade and investment from both sides. Around 30 Indian companies have invested in Finland in IT, healthcare, hospitality and automotive sectors. Over 100 Finnish companies have operations in India in energy, textiles, power plants, electronics sectors. The annual bilateral trade has increased to USD 1.3 billion. The discussions between the two Ministers focused on building cooperation in the areas of trade & investment, vocational education, science and technology, renewable energy, culture and tourism.

FM Soini also participated at the 5th Global Conference on Cyber Space 2017 (GCCS 2017) on 23-24 November. FM Soini delivered an address on CyberDiplomacy4Peace at GCCS 2017 on 24 November.

New Delhi
November 24, 2017

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