Vietnam’s Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh to visit Finland
Vietnam’s Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh will visit Finland on 16–19 October on Prime Minister Juha Sipilä’s invitation. During her visit, Vice President Thinh will also meet Speaker of Parliament Maria Lohela, Minister of Education Sanni Grahn-Laasonen and Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Kai Mykkänen. In addition to having these meetings, the Vice President wants to congratulate Finland on the centenary of its independence.
Prime Minister Sipilä and Vice President Thinh will hold bilateral discussions on Tuesday 17 October at Kesäranta. The Prime Minister and the Vice President will discuss the countries’ bilateral relations, the relations between the European Union and Vietnam, including the forthcoming EU–Vietnam free trade agreement, cooperation on international forums, and regional questions.
The Vice President will be accompanied by a delegation consisting of representatives of several sectoral ministries. The Vice President and her delegation will learn about Finland’s education system and visit Tekes, the Finnish Meteorological Institute and Finnish companies. After Finland, Vice President Thinh will continue her tour to Latvia.
Next year marks the 45th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Finland and Vietnam. Finland seeks to focus on the strengthening of its commercial and economic relations with Vietnam, which is one of the fastest growing economies in Asia.
Inquiries: Jani Raappana, Special Adviser (international affairs), tel. +358 295 160 306 and Anne Sjöholm, Head of Communications for EU Affairs, tel. +358 40 537 0733, Prime Minister’s Office.