11/16/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 11/16/2020 09:03
Minister Mika Lintilä will conduct a virtual Team Finland visit to Mexico, starting 17 November 2020. The visit will start with Lintilä meeting Luz Maria de la Mora Sánchez, Mexico's Undersecretary for Foreign Trade. The purpose of the visit is to strengthen commercial relations and innovation cooperation, especially within digitalisation, circular economy and sustainable solutions.
Mexico is a politically and economically important partner for Finland in Latin America. During his virtual visit to Mexico, Lintilä will discuss with de la Mora Sánchez the continuing development of the countries' trade relations and promising new areas of cooperation.
Finland has a lot to offer in the areas where Mexico now invests, including digitalisation, flexible and intelligent electricity networks and bioenergy, which offer natural opportunities for cooperation.
'The coronavirus pandemic has revealed the need for digital solutions around the world and has placed such expertise at the heart of business competitiveness. As a pioneer in digitalisation, Finland wants to support the digital transition in Mexico, which would benefit both the public and private sectors,' Minister Lintilä says.
In addition to the meeting between Lintilä and de la Mora Sánchez, the visit will also include other high-level meetings with Mexican authorities as well as company events.
Mexico was the largest destination for Finnish exports in Latin America in 2019. The exports mainly consist of paper and paperboard products, specialised machinery as well as machinery and equipment. More than 40 Finnish companies operate in Mexico, employing more than 16,000 people. In the future, themes such as sustainable development and the circular economy may become an increasingly important area of cooperation between Finland and Mexico.
Team Finland is a network of public sector actors providing internationalisation services to Finnish companies.
Nina Alatalo, Adviser to Minister (EU and International Affairs), Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, tel. +358 29 504 7171
Riikka Astala, Senior Specialist (Internationalisation of companies), Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, tel. +358 29 504 7057