Minister Tavio to lead trade mission to Thailand

Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Ville Tavio will lead a trade mission to Thailand on 24–28 March. He will be accompanied by ten Finnish companies. The mission will focus on circular economy, construction and clean transition solutions.

During the trip, Minister Tavio will deliver the opening speech at four business seminars and officially open Salo Tech Thailand’s solar panel factory in Rayong. The trip will also celebrate the 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Finland and Thailand.

“The excellent and long-term relationship between Finland and Thailand provides a strong basis for extensive and increasingly closer cooperation between our countries. Finnish companies have a great deal to contribute to Thailand’s efforts to achieve sustainable economic growth,” says Minister Tavio.

During the trip, Minister Tavio will meet Thailand’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Jakkapong Sangmanee, Minister of Industry Pimphattra Wichaikul, Minister of Commerce Phumtham Wechayachai and other government and business representatives as well as the Governor of Bangkok, Chadchart Sittipunt.

“Thailand is an important trading partner for Finland and the second largest business hub in Southeast Asia. There is great potential for increasing trade and business collaboration thanks to innovative solutions developed by Finnish companies,” says Minister Tavio.


  • Janna Rantanen, Minister’s Special Adviser, tel. +358 295 351 054
  • Juha Niemi, Deputy Director General, Department for the Americas and Asia, tel. +358 295 350 232
  • The email addresses of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs are in the format [email protected].