The Finnish Ambassador to Nigeria, Amb. Pirjo Suomela- Chowdhury, on Friday announced his government’s plans to increase trade and economic ties with Nigeria in 2017.
Suomela-Chowdhury told newsmen on the sidelines of the celebration of Finland’s 99th Independence Day anniversary in Lagos that more Finnish companies were getting interested in Nigeria’s business environment.
The Envoy, who expressed satisfaction at the current growing relations between Nigeria and Finland, said that there had so far been positive results in the trade and economic relations between the two countries.
“We strongly believe that the New Year, 2017, would hold more promising opportunities for fostering more result-oriented trade and economic relations between our two countries.
“We will, therefore, keep on promoting trade and economic relations with Nigeria in the new year and beyond.
“We are already seeing the results in our countries’ trade and economic relations, so far.
“Let me say that there is so much interest of Finnish companies and businesses to invest more in Nigeria in 2017 and in the years ahead”, she said.
Suomela-Chowdhury said that the celebration of her country’s 99th Independence anniversary in Nigeria was another opportunity for strengthening relations between Nigeria and Finland.
The Ambassador also said that the celebration of the anniversary in Nigeria had provided a new platform of interaction for members of the Nigerian-Finnish Association, as well as other Nigerians and the Finnish.