Minister for Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade Skinnari attends OECD Ministerial Council Meeting on sustainable path to recovery

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) will hold its Ministerial Council Meeting (MCM) on 28–29 October in virtual format. Minister for Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade Ville Skinnari and State Secretary to the Minister of Economic Affairs Kimmo Tiilikainen will represent Finland at the meeting.

The main theme of discussion at the MCM will be socially and ecologically sustainable recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Minister Skinnari will participate in the discussion on the priorities that governments should consider in their recovery plans and international cooperation initiatives for recovery. “Even in the current global economic circumstances, it is important to adhere to open and rules-based trade and to identify the opportunities for green growth, which is supported also by digitalisation. The OECD is an important source of information and a platform for international cooperation for us,” Minister Skinnari says. State Secretary Tiilikainen will participate in the discussions on the role of trade and investments in the path to recovery.

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Inquiries:

Juha Niemi, Diplomatic Adviser to the Minister for Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade, tel. 0358 50 478 1387,

Nina Alatalo, Adviser to the Minister of Economic Affairs (EU and International Affairs), Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, tel.), tel. +358 50 431 8015 

and Johanna Ala-Nikkola, Commercial Counsellor, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, tel. +358 40 847 2178.

The email addresses are in the following formats: 
Ministry for Foreign Affairs: firstname.lastname@formin.fi; 
Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment: firstname.lastname@tem.fi