DUBAI, 19th July, 2016 (WAM) – Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri, Minister of Economy, met with Rita Swan, Ambassador of Finland, here on Tuesday.

They discussed ways to enhance bilateral relations, particularly in economic and commercial fields, as well as strengthening joint co-operation in telecommunications, information technology, innovation and Research & Development.

Ambassador Swan handed Al Mansouri and invitation from his Finnish counterpart to visit Finland to explore opportunities for joint investments between the two countries. She said the UAE was considered a favourable destination in Finland, adding that over 20,000 Finnish tourists and businessmen visit the UAE every year.

Al Mansouri praised the progressive ties between the UAE and Finland. He added that non-oil trade between the two countries accounted for US$348.6 million in 2015.

There are four Finnish companies registered at the Ministry of Economy, as well as 18 dealerships for 540 Finnish trademarks.