Relations with China toasted at Finlandia Hall
The deepening of economic relations between Finland and China and the 60 years of diplomatic relations between Finland and China were celebrated on 26 March at a banquet hosted by Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Väyrynen. A business delegation representing more than 150 Chinese companies raised their glasses to the toast. Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping hopes that cooperation will take tiger leaps forward this year.
New Heads of Embassies: Luoto to Brasília, Hiltunen-Toivio to Prague, Heiskanen to Santiago, Jortikka-Laitinen to Tunis, Ottman to Zagreb, and Arponen to Hong Kong
New Heads of Embassies: Luoto to Brasília, Hiltunen-Toivio to Prague, Heiskanen to Santiago, Jortikka-Laitinen to Tunis, Ottman to Zagreb, and Arponen to Hong Kong.
Foreign Minister Stubb to China and Japan
Foreign Minister Alexander Stubb will visit China and Japan on 1-6 November. The programme in China will include discussions and a working lunch with Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi, a meeting with Vice President of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping, as well as discussions with influential persons and researchers within the field of international politics.
Foreign Ministry invites young foreign journalists to spend one month in Finland
The Ministry for Foreigh Affairs has invited 19 recently graduated journalists or journalism students about to graduate to The Foreign Correspondents' Programme (FCP), a media and training programme organised by the Ministry.
Record business delegation from China visited Finland
On 9-10 July, Minister Väyrynen hosted a large Chinese business delegation visiting Finland chaired by Vice Minister of Commerce Gao Hucheng. Väyrynen emphasised the importance of the visit for the trade relations between China and Finland and estimated that the Economic and Trade Cooperation Forum was one of the biggest export promotion events he has ever attended. The Forum was attended by some 240 Chinese and more than 300 Finnish business representatives.
Extensive Finland–China Economic and Trade Cooperation Forum in Helsinki on 10 July
A large export and investment promotion delegation from China led by Mr Gao Hucheng, Vice Minister of Commerce, arrives in Finland on 9 July at the invitation of Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Paavo Väyrynen and Minister of Economic Affairs Mauri Pekkarinen.
A large corporate delegation from China to visit Finland
Led by Mr Gao Hucheng, Vice Minister of Commerce, a large export and investment promotion delegation from China is visiting Finland on 9–10 July at the invitation of Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Paavo Väyrynen and Minister of Economic Affairs Mauri Pekkarinen. The official delegation is accompanied by representatives of more than 200 Chinese companies.
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