Ambassador of Finland and Foreign Minister discuss mutual interests

Non-Resident Ambassador of the Republic of Finland, His Excellency Pertti Ikonen, today called on Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Honourable Dr. Karen Cummings. Among mutual areas of interest, they discussed the enhancement of bilateral relations and possible collaboration in education, renewable energy and innovative technology.

Minister Cummings expressed her desire for the two countries to collaborate in education, green energy and technology in order to achieve mutual success in these areas.

The Ambassador, in turn, noted that the two countries shared a mutual interest in both climate change and gender affairs and could benefit from collaboration in those areas.

His Excellency Ikonen also took the opportunity to meet with Foreign Secretary, the Honourable Carl B. Greenidge.

The Finnish Ambassador today concluded a five-day visit to Guyana during which he hosted an event called Doing Business with Finland, a seminar for Guyanese to network and explore new business partnerships from Finland. He also met with a number of other Government officials.

Guyana and Finland established diplomatic relations on April 2, 1979. The two countries often cooperate through the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the Association of Caribbean States (ACS).

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