On Wednesday, Minister of External Affairs and his Finland counterpart Pekka Haavisto met in Delhi. Haavisto is on four day official trip to India.
Spokesperson of Ministry of External Affairs Raveesh Kumar, tweeted and said, Finland is “an important partner in EU.” Furthermore, “External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar had a good meeting with Foreign Minister of Finland Haavisto in New Delhi.”
Moreover, the visit focuses on “Strengthening cooperation.” This includes areas “especially trade and investment, startups, environment and climate change.” Along with this the issues related to “regional and global issues were discussed,” read his tweet.
Mr. Haavisto is on a four-day visit to India. The aim of his visit is to boost bilateral relations. Importantly, he arrived in the national capital on Monday.
Importantly, Mr. Haavisto will also meet Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. The purpose of his meeting is to discuss issues of mutual interests concerning both countries. Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) confirms about his meeting in an official statement. Besides, he will visit Tamil Nadu to inaugurate KONE manufacturing unit.
“The present visit would provide the two sides with another opportunity to explore new areas of cooperation to further strengthen India-Finland relationship,” mentions the official release.
Foreign Minister Jaishankar and Mr. Haavisto discussed on strengthening bilateral economic cooperation besides regional and global issues.
Mr. Haavisto said that “we want to enhance our cooperation with India.” Besides, they are looking “at ways to enhance economic cooperation.” Importantly, they “also discussed regional issues, like the situation in Afghanistan,” he said at an event here.
Mr Haavisto mentioned that he also discussed about the recent visit of German Chancellor Angela Merkel to India with him. Moreover, he is looking forward for the European Union-India summit scheduled for the next spring to which will further enhance economic cooperation.
Raveesh Kumar, spokesperson of Ministry of External Affairs said the two leaders held discussions on a range of issues.