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.
Finland awarded 400,000 euros in aid for earthquake victims in China
By decision of Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Paavo Väyrynen, on Friday, 12 December, Finland granted the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) the sum of 400,000 euros, to be used for psychosocial support of victims of the earthquake that struck Sichuan Province, China.
Minister Väyrynen: Closer involvement of China and Russia in a rules based economic system
Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Paavo Väyrynen stressed the importance of a rules based trade and investment system in cooperation between Finland, China and Russia, and in global cooperation, when he opened the two-day Finland – China – Russia Economic Forum in Helsinki on 30 October.
Support from Finland for the earthquake region of China and reconstruction of Myanmar
The Ministry for Foreign Affairs has granted the Finnish Evangelical Lutheran Mission 250,000 euros for reconstruction of the earthquake region in China, and 100,000 euros to Fida International for assistance to Myanmar in the aftermath of Cyclone Nargis.
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