India, Finland review bilateral ties

Finland and IndiaNew Delhi : Cooperation in the areas of trade and investment, renewable energy and science and technology were among the issues that came up for discussion when External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and her Finnish counterpart Timo Soini met here on Friday.

“The two Ministers held discussions on various aspects of bilateral ties as well as important regional and multilateral issues of mutual interest,” the External Affairs Ministry said in a statement.

It said that the discussions between the two Ministers focused on building cooperation in the areas of trade and investment, vocational education, science and technology, renewable energy, culture and tourism.

India’s trade with Finland has crossed $1 billion and is in favour of the Nordic country. Finnish companies have invested $419 million in India between April 2000 and July 2017, while around 30 Indian companies have invested in Finland in IT, healthcare, hospitality and automotive sectors.

Soini also participated in the two-day Fifth Global Conference on Cyber Space that concluded here on Friday.



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