Minister Skinnari to visit Oslo

Minister Skinnari to visit Oslo

Minister for Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade Ville Skinnari will visit Oslo on 22–23 November. Minister Skinnari will meet ministers of Norway’s new Government and visit a waste treatment plant that makes use of carbon capture technologies. The Minister will also attend a seminar organised by the Finnish and Norwegian Shipowners Associations and the Embassy of Finland in Oslo.

A new Government has started its work in Norway, following the parliamentary election held in mid-September. During his visit to Oslo, Minister Skinnari will meet Norway’s Minister of International Development and Nordic Cooperation Anne Beathe Tvinnereim, Minister of Trade and Industry Jan Christian Vestre, Minister of Fisheries and Ocean Policy Bjørnar Skjæran, and Mayor of Oslo Raymond Johansen.

The topics of discussion in these meetings will include the results of the Glasgow Climate Change Conference and the European green transition as well as the opportunities it offers for promoting innovation activities and business cooperation between Norway and Finland.

“The Norwegian–Finnish battery production in Vaasa is a good example of cooperation between our two countries. There is plenty of growth potential in the cooperation in the business and innovation sectors,” Minister Skinnari says.

The Minister will also travel to Klemetsrud, where he will visit a waste-to-energy plant owned by Fortum and the City of Oslo, which utilises carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology. In addition, Minister Skinnari will attend the “Future of Shipping” seminar, organised by the Finnish Shipping Association and the Finnish Embassy in Oslo, where he will meet representatives of the Finnish and Norwegian companies attending the seminar.

Inquiries:

Tiina Vainio, Special Adviser to the Minister, tel. +358 50 524 6559 

Juha Niemi, Diplomatic Adviser to the Minister, tel. +358 295 350 232 

Christina Lehtinen, Deputy Director, Unit for Northern Europe, tel. +358 295 351 787 

The Foreign Ministry’s email addresses are in the format  [email protected].