Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Virolainen to Washington DC

Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Anne-Mari Virolainen will visit Washington DC on 11–12 February.

While in Washington, Minister Anne-Mari Virolainen will have a meeting with US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and other representatives of the administration. She will also visit the US Congress. The aim of the visit is to hold discussions on topical trade policy questions and to strengthen the bilateral trade and economic relations.

"The United States is an important trading partner for Finland and Europe and it plays a central role in shaping the future of the multilateral trading system. I look forward to meeting Secretary Ross and others and to our discussions on the US views on trade questions," Minister Virolainen says.

Inquiries: Tuuli-Maaria Aalto, Diplomatic Adviser to the Minister for Foreign Trade and Development, tel. +358 40 352 0463, and Ilkka-Pekka Similä, Director General, Department for External Economic Relations, tel. +358 50 336 3856

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