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Business News of Thursday, 4 February 2016

Source: The Finder

Business delegation from Finland visits Ghana

A delegation from Finland, representing a wide range of companies,

is in Ghana to explore business opportunities, strengthen the existing political relationship and further develop the economic ties between the two countries.

The delegation, which will be in the country for two days, is led by Mr Matti Anttonen, the Under–Secretary of State at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Finland.

Mr Anttonen, at a courtesy call on the Chief Director of Ghana’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, on Monday said the delegation would be studying some important sectors which are relevant for development.

Such areas of interest include the Information, Communication and Technology (ICT), energy, forestry, education, health and agricultural sectors.

He said the delegation had a packed programme to meet with the requisite Ghanaian business community to network and secure business deals.

According to him, the relationship between the two countries was complementary, as Finland has a high technology and economy, adding that the companies from the two countries were expected to meet and discuss whether or not they would be able to work together.

Ambassador Leslie Kojo Christian, Chief Director of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, welcomed the delegation and said government was very much enthusiastic about the intended partnership, as the country has diverse investment opportunities.

He said such partnerships would also improve private sector growth, and pledged government’s support by providing an enabling environment to boost investment for national development.

Ms Edith Hazel, Ghana’s Ambassador to Denmark and accredited to Finland, promised to network with other business groups in Finland and wet their appetites to invest in Ghana’s fertile economic grounds, to help develop, particularly, the ICT sector to become the engine of growth.

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