Minister of Agriculture and the Environment Kimmo Tiilikainen visits China on 20 – 25 March 2016. Minister Tiilikainen is accompanied by a business delegation of 60 persons, mainly representing the forest, food and cleantech sectors. The main purpose of the visit is to promote the Finnish-Chinese trade relations. On the agenda there is also a visit to the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone and Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
During the visit Minister Tiilikainen meets the Chinese Minister of Forestry, Minister of Water Resources, Minister of Environmental Protection, Minister of Housing and Urban-Rural Development, and Vice-Minister of the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine.
The topics to be discussed include the development of agricultural and food trade between Finland and China, cooperation in forest and water resources affairs, and opportunities for Finnish cleantech exports arising from climate change and urbanization.
Minister Tiilikainen will also participate in a seminar on cleantech, a food sector networking event and a Finnish-Chinese meeting on forest affairs.
Minister Tiilikainen expects the visit to further reinforce the good cooperative relations between Finland and China:
- We have a long history of very good and productive cooperation with China. I believe that this visit will further consolidate our bilateral relations as we look into the future with an open mind and search for new partnerships.
Jukka-Pekka Kataja, Special Adviser to the Minister, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, tel. +358 50 341 9934, email@example.com
Aulikki Hulmi, Director for International Affairs tel. +358 40 746 5802, firstname.lastname@example.org
Ismo Tiainen, Director for International Affairs, Ministry of the Environment, tel. +358 40 504 7494 and +358 50 462 4252 (in China), email@example.com
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