Finland’s Economic Affairs Minister leads a Business Delegation to Kenya
By Rolex Owino
Finland’s Minister for Economic Affairs, Mika Lintilä, will lead a Team Finland visit to Kenya – aimed at promoting exports and international trade.
The business delegation accompanying the Minister comprises about 50 representatives from companies and research institutes in the – digital, energy, bioeconomy, cleantech, mining, education and health sectors, among others.
A broad range of Finnish companies are interested in cooperation and trade relations with Kenya.
Ambassador of Finland, Erik Lundberg, says that business opportunities within the African market are now being embraced at the top of the Finnish political agenda, with Kenya being recognised as a long-term partner and a key economy within the region.
Following theses developments, Business Finland and the Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA), together with the Embassy of Finland – will host the “Doing Business with Finland” seminar, which will be attended by Finnish and Kenyan companies from a wide range of sectors, with a particular focus on education, health and energy.
The seminar will encompass an array of specialised meetings, comprising of a diversity of Finnish and African representatives, within the education, energy, cleantech and health sectors, among others.
While in Kenya, Minister Lintilä and his delegation will meet Cabinet Secretary for the National Treasury – Henry Rotich, Cabinet Secretary for Energy – Charles Keter, Cabinet Secretary for Health – Sicily Kariuki, Cabinet Secretary for Industrialisation, Trade and Cooperation – Peter Munya and Chief Executive Officer of KEPSA – Carole Kariuki.
They will also meet representatives of the UN and international financial institutions, such as the African Development Bank and the European Investment Bank.
Source: African Strategic-Ventures (ASV) & Capitalfm.