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Under-Secretary of State for External Economic Relations Matti Anttonen will lead a Team Finland visit to Ghana and Nigeria

Press release 21/2016
29 January 2016

Under-Secretary of State for External Economic Relations Matti Anttonen will lead a Team Finland export promotion visit to Ghana and Nigeria on 1–5 February. He will be accompanied by a delegation representing 14 companies. The delegation comprises representatives from cleantech, ICT, education and healthcare sectors.

"The visit offers an excellent opportunity for us to showcase leading-edge Finnish expertise in consumer markets in Nigeria with its over 185 million consumers and in Ghana with its nearly 30 million consumers", Anttonen says.

In both countries, high-level meetings will be held where Finnish companies' business contacts and projects will be promoted. Under-Secretary of State Anttonen and his delegation will meet representatives of local private sector actors, as well as ministers and other representatives of different government institutions.

Economic growth in African countries is expected to show positive trends in the near future. Finland is in a good position and has many opportunities to increase trade relations with these countries.  Finland is already well known for its high-quality products in both of these countries.  The aim of the visit is to help Finnish companies boost their trade with these countries.

The visit is organised together with Finpro, which is part of Team Finland.

The composition of the Minister's delegation to Ghana and Nigeria:

Diaconia University of Applied Sciences
Ensto Oyj
Finnfund Ltd
Kemira Oyj
Merivaara Corporation
Metso
Nestor Cables Oy
Nokia Corporation
Outotec
Pajat Solutions Ltd
Sanako Oy
Tekes
Water Group Oy
Wärtsilä Corporation

Inquiries: Mari Neuvonen, Counsellor, tel. +358 50 526 1705, Unit for the Middle East and North Africa, and Helena Kiiskinen, Communications Officer, tel. +358 295 351 362.

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