Minister of Economy, Finnish Ambassador discuss economic, investment cooperation

DUBAI: Minister of Economy, Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri has discussed with Finnish Ambassador Ilkka-Pekka Simila, ways to strengthen the economic cooperation between the two friendly countries and boost the trade exchange, which stood at $429 million in 2012.

Held at the Ministry in Dubai, the meeting, which was attended by representatives from the Finnish companies, tackled the attractive investment environment in the UAE. Al Mansouri briefed the Finnish delegation about the investment environment and prerogatives provided by the UAE to foreign companies.

He noted that the UAE in its drive to transform to the strategic knowledge economy, is keen on benefiting from expertise of friendly countries, adding that Finland is advance in the areas of cutting-edge technology, education and research.

For their part, the guests praised the distinguished relations between the two countries, commending the minister for his continuous efforts to upgrade the cooperation between the two countries. They briefed the minister about investment potentials for UAE companies in Finland.