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Envoy leads delegation to mark Finland’s Centenary anniversary


Finland Ambassador to Nigeria, Ms. Pirjo Suomela-Chowdhury

The Minister for Foreign Trade and Development of Finland, Kai Mykkänen, will visit Nigeria in mid-November. He will arrive in the country with a Business Delegation of more than 20 Finnish companies, representing areas such as Power, ICT, Telecommunications, CleanTech, Health & Wellbeing, and Education.

The visit is of particular significance, as it coincides with Finland’s 100th Anniversary as an independent nation.

The Ambassador of Finland to Nigeria Ms. Pirjo Suomela-Chowdhury, was quoted in a statement as saying that the visit is a clear indication of the strengthening business relations between Finland and Nigeria, and a great opportunity to render them yet more dynamic.


The Ambassador recalled that already, there are many important Finnish companies doing business in Nigeria. Previous high-level visits and business delegations also bear witness to the numerous possibilities for cooperation. Due to its unrivalled size and potential, Nigeria is seen by many companies in Finland as the obvious business destination in Africa.

Ambassador Suomela-Chowdhury, who has been more than three years in the country, believes that expanding trade between Finland and Nigeria will offer opportunities for true win-win partnerships that will benefit both countries and their peoples for years to come.

Finland is reputed for expertise in renewable energy, waste and water treatment, telecommunications, digitalisation, security, health & wellbeing, and education – all areas that have great relevance also to the Nigerian government and the private sector.

The statement also said that for Finnish companies, the visit will be an excellent chance to present their strengths, while learning more about the possibilities that this unique market offers.

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