China’s economic growth and opening up offer new opportunities for Finland
China is no longer merely a production site for Finnish companies. Broader partnership is now sought in environment technology and the energy sector. Finland, too, attracts interest in China, as evidenced by the high number of visitors to the Finnish pavilion at EXPO 2010 in Shanghai – the five millionth guest was welcomed to the pavilion during Minister Väyrynen’s visit to Shanghai.
Minister Väyrynen: Southern China a significant stepping stone to Chinese markets
Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Paavo Väyrynen considers Southern China a major locomotive for both the Chinese economy and the global economy, and sees it as an area with great potential for Finnish companies. Minister Väyrynen expressed his views after having visited Hong Kong and Shenzhen on 11–13 October.
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.
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