In 2020, Finland will draw up an Africa strategy with the goal of developing Finland’s ties with African countries. The strategy is shared by the entire central government and its preparations are lead by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs.
Preparation of Finland’s Africa strategy launched together with stakeholders
Stakeholder consultations on Finland's Africa strategy started on Wednesday 30 September 2020. A public online event was attended by more than 300 people interested in the development of the relations between Africa and Finland. The event’s strong message was that the relations between Finland and Africa should be expanded to include not only development cooperation but also political and economic cooperation.