Paet Talks Business with Finnish Trade Minister

Foreign Minister Urmas Paet (left) and Finnish Prime Minister Alexander Stubb (Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
3/2/2012 4:47 PM
Category: Politics

Foreign Minister Urmas Paet met in Tallinn today with Alexander Stubb, Finland's Minister for European Affairs and Foreign Trade, to discuss ways to cooperate on bolstering their entrepreneurs' entry into new markets.

As an example of successful cooperation in the entrepreneurial arena, Paet pointed to the visit to Indonesia earlier this year by a joint Estonian-Finnish business delegation, a statement from his ministry said.

 “We would like to continue such cooperation, for example in East Asia, Latin America, India and the Persian Gulf countries,” Paet added.

Both ministers noted the close economic relations between their countries, with Paet pointing out that Finland is Estonia's biggest trade partner, accounting for almost 14 percent of total trade turnover.

The two also discussed defense and security policy-related cooperation as well as work the countries have done together in the cultural sphere.


Steve Roman

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