NAY PYI TAW, Feb. 9 (Xinhua) — Myanmar State Counselor and Minister of Foreign Affairs Aung San Suu Kyi met on Thursday with Finland’s Foreign Trade and Development Minister Kai Mykkanen in Nay Phi Taw and held discussions on bilateral cooperation, according to Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Myanmar.
The topics discussed covered manufacturing value-added forest products and natural resources, education and vocational training as well as Myanmar’s peace and national reconciliation process.
Kai Mykkanen arrived in Myanmar on Wednesday for a three-day visit, leading a delegation comprising representatives from private sector, specialized on cleantech, energy, ICT, digitalization and education.
The visit aims to support the new government’s reform, to promote human rights and to strengthen the economic relations between the two countries, according to Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland.
Finland once halted cooperation with Myanmar in 1988 but resumed during U Thein Sein’s government.