Finnish minister visits China

Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Anne-Mari Virolainen visits Shanghai and Beijing on 4-9 November, where she is accompanied by a business delegation.

The main aim of the visit is to attend the China International Import Expo, where Finland will have its own country pavilion. The pavilion will showcase more than 20 Finnish companies, while eight Finnish companies will have their own stands in the business area.

“China is Finland’s fourth biggest trading partner; last year, the value of trade in goods between the countries reached EUR 8 million. The CIIE offers companies good opportunities to network with both Chinese companies and authorities,” Anne-Mari Virolainen says.

Minister Virolainen will also visit Beijing, where she will open a High-level Dialogue Conference of the China Europe Water Platform, to be attended by 10 Finnish companies specialising in water. She will give the opening speech at the High-level Dialogue Conference.

During the visit, Minister Virolainen will have a meeting with Minister of Water Resources, E. Jingping, among others. She will also attend events hosted by Finnish companies.

Minister Virolainen’s visit will be organised in cooperation with Business Finland, which is part of Team Finland. The Team Finland delegation includes a total of 13 Finnish companies, while 36 companies make up the Committee for Innovative Business Cooperation.

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