Hanoi (VNA) – President Tran Dai Quang on February 2 cabled a message of congratulations to Sauli Niinisto on his re-election as President of Finland for the second consecutive term.
Vietnam and Finland set up diplomatic relations on January 25, 1973.
Vietnam is among Finland’s major partners in Asia and a bridge connecting Finland with other ASEAN members. The two countries have launched various exchange programmes and training cooperation, and about 2,500 Vietnamese students are currently studying in Finland, said Finnish Ambassador to Vietnam Kari Kahiluoto.
Finnish firms are paying heed to Vietnam’s market, especially in clean energy, environment, waste treatment, smart urban areas, information management and health care.
In addition, he stressed that Finland will promote the implementation of the Framework Agreement on Comprehensive Partnership and Cooperation between Vietnam and the European Union (EU) and accelerate the signing and ratification of the Vietnam-EU Free Trade Agreement, aiming to open new prospects in bilateral trade-investment cooperation.-VNA