Study concludes: Economic relations between Finland and the United States must be deepened
Of countries outside Europe, the United States is Finland’s most important trade partner, and the country also has a key position in efforts to promote exports by Finnish companies. Central sectors in export promotion are information and communications technology, energy and environment technology, biotechnology and the chemicals industry, said Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Paavo Väyrynen.
Economic relations between Finland and the United States must be deepened
“Of countries outside Europe, the United States is Finland’s most important trade partner, and the country also has a key position in efforts to promote Finnish exports. Central sectors in export promotion efforts are information and communications technology, energy and environment technology, biotechnology and the chemicals industry.”
Foreign Minister Stubb: Window of opportunity in Russian policy
On Wednesday evening, 4 March, Foreign Minister Alexander Stubb participated in a transatlantic dinner in Brussels, where he gave an introduction to foreign ministers of EU and NATO member states on the situation in Russia. According to Stubb, a window of opportunity has opened up for improving the relations between the West and Russia. Stubb had also a private discussion with US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who largely agreed with Stubb’s situation analysis of Russia.
Foreign Minister Stubb and Secretary of State Rice to meet in Brussels
Foreign Minister Alexander Stubb will meet with his American colleague, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, tonight in Brussels. The ministers will have talks about issues to be discussed at the OSCE Ministerial Council to take place at the end of the week in Helsinki.
Foreign Minister Alexander Stubb met with Condoleezza Rice
Minister for Foreign Affairs of Finland, Alexander Stubb, met with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in Washington D.C. on Thursday, 17 July. The issues discussed included Iran, Georgia, Russia, the European Union and Finnish-American relations. Minister Stubb, on his first official visit to the United States, also gave a much-talked about speech on the European Union's future at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Paavo Väyrynen: Finland intensifying development policy cooperation with the United States
“Finland is intensifying contacts and cooperation on development policy issues with the United States. An additional goal is to increase cooperation on practical projects among the two countries as well,” Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Paavo Väyrynen stated in Washington after having met with leaders of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Millennium Challenge Corporation.
Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Paavo Väyrynen to Washington and New York
Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Paavo Väyrynen will visit Washington and New York from 30 June to 3 July. In Washington Väyrynen will meet with American political leaders and high-level civil servants, the President of the World Bank and Finns working at the World Bank. The minister will also meet with think tank representatives and will have talks about the US presidential election situation.
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