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Press Releases, 10.11.2017 | Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland

Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Mykkänen to lead a Team Finland visit to Ghana and Nigeria

Press release 196/2017
10 November 2017

Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Kai Mykkänen will lead a Team Finland visit to Ghana and Nigeria from 13 to 17 November. He will be accompanied by representatives of over twenty companies and other stakeholders. The delegation members will represent companies operating in, for instance the cleantech, energy, education and health sectors. 

"The visit offers an excellent opportunity for us to showcase leading-edge Finnish expertise in the Nigerian and Ghanan markets with their over 185 million and nearly 30 million consumers respectively," Mykkänen says.

Finnish companies' business contacts and projects will be promoted at high-level meetings to be held in both countries. Minister Mykkänen and his delegation will meet representatives of local private sector actors, as well as ministers and other representatives of different government institutions.

Growth in African countries is forecast to pick up significantly in the near future. Finland is well placed and has many opportunities for increasing trade with these countries. Finland has a good reputation and is well known for its high-quality products in both Nigeria and Ghana. The aim of this visit is to help Finnish companies enhance their trade with these countries.

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

The following companies will be present:

  • Altum Capital
  • Aquaminerals Finland Ltd
  • Aquaminerals West Africa Ltd
  • CCE Finland
  • Creowave
  • Diaconia University of Applied Sciences
  • Ferratum
  • FINNFUND
  • Finntrepo Ltd
  • Finnvera Plc
  • HUR
  • Häme University of Applied Sciences
  • Jyväskylä University of Applied Sciences
  • Kemira
  • Nocart
  • Nokia Corporation
  • Optomed
  • Outotec
  • Prodiags
  • Recowell Solutions Group
  • Roadscanners
  • Scandinavian School of Creativity and Innovation
  • Vaisala
  • Valio Ltd
  • VAMED Health Projects Finland
  • Wärtsilä Corporation

Inquiries: Tuuli-Maaria Aalto, Diplomatic Adviser to the Minister, tel. +358 40 352 0463, and Mari Lankinen, Counsellor, tel. +358 40 743 1887, Unit for Southern and Western Africa.

The Foreign Ministry’s email addresses are in the format firstname.lastname@formin.fi.

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