Finnish-Kazakh Intergovernmental Commission for Economic Cooperation to meet in Helsinki
The Finnish-Kazakh Intergovernmental Commission for Economic Cooperation will meet in Helsinki on 11 October. Minister for Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade Ville Skinnari will chair the meeting. The Kazakh delegation is led by Minister of Ecology, Geology and Natural Resources Serikkali Brekeshev.
There are many topics on the meeting agenda, including education, transport, digitalisation, energy, forestry and climate measures. Kazakhstan joined recently the Coalition of Finance Ministers for Climate Action, where Finland is one of the co-chairs.
The main task of the Intergovernmental Commission for Economic Cooperation is to promote business opportunities and trade and to build contacts between companies and authorities. A number of meetings between Finnish and Kazakh companies will be held in connection with the Intergovernmental Commission meeting. Kazakhstan is Finland’s biggest trading partner in Central Asia. The previous meeting of the Intergovernmental Commission was held in Kazakhstan in 2019.
Minister Brekeshev will also meet Minister of the Environment and Climate Change Maria Ohisalo.
Press release has been updated on 11th October at 16.30.
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