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Minister Skinnari visits Denmark to promote cooperation in green transition

Ministry for Foreign Affairs
Publication date 26.4.2021 8.42
Press release

Minister for Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade Ville Skinnari will visit Copenhagen on 26–27 April. The aim of the visit is to promote bilateral commercial and economic cooperation and to discuss other topical trade policy matters. A business delegation representing the wind power sector will participate in the visit virtually.

The aim of Minister Skinnari's visit to Copenhagen is to promote cooperation between Finland and Denmark especially in the green transition. The post-COVID-19 recovery measures offers plenty of growth and cooperation opportunities for companies in both countries as well as excellent conditions for expansion to global markets together.  Other themes of discussion during the visit will include, among other things, topical trade policy questions. 

The Minister will be accompanied by a Team Finland business delegation of 29 representatives of the wind power sector, attending the discussions online.  Denmark aims to be the first land in the world to replace wind power parks by artificial energy islands.  Denmark will build two energy islands by 2030, designed to generate electricity and to enable storage and conversion of energy into hydrogen that can be further processed into fuels. Denmark's energy island and wind power projects offer extensive opportunities for Finnish companies. 

The purpose of the ministerial visit and virtual export promotion visit is to advance the establishment of partnerships with Danish operators also on global markets.

“Denmark and Finland have common ambitious climate and energy objectives, which involve much potential for collaboration. Global demand for low-carbon solutions is on the increase. Finnish and Danish companies can offer sustainable and environmentally friendly solutions for both European and global markets,” Skinnari says. 

Minister Skinnari will have a meeting with Denmark’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Jeppe Kofod and Minister for Climate, Energy and Utilities Dan Jørgensen. There will be also meetings with leaders of Danish business life and Danish companies. 

Tiina Vainio, Special Adviser to the Minister, tel. +358 295 350 6559, and Christina Lehtinen, Deputy Head of Unit for Northern Europe, tel. +358 50 461 9105

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