Team Finland to increase trade investment in Namibia
The network aims at promoting Finland’s external economic relations and country brand, the internalisation of Finnish companies as well as foreign investment directed at Finland. Team Finland in Namibia also aims at intensifying cooperation between Finnish players in these sectors and at the same time seek to promote Namibia as a business destination in Finland.
Speaking at the launch, Head of Mission at the Embassy of Finland to Namibia, Her Excellency Anne Saloranta said Finland and Namibia’s relations date back over 140 years hence the network will offer a unique platform to strengthen economic relations between the two countries, with the emphasis on small and medium enterprises. She pointed out that Finland has more than 70 local teams around the world and will thus focus on Africa as it is seen as a global rising economy.”Team Finland in Namibia will strengthen economic ties with Namibia especially in areas of export. We need to tackle issues together because I believe both countries can learn a lot from each other,” said Saloranta, who also chairs the Team Finland Network in Namibia.
The network consists of the Ministry of Employment and the Economy, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Education and Culture in Finland. The Ministry of Trade and Industry in Namibia is representing the government.