Vladimir Yakushev met with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Finland to Russia
3 March 2016
On the eve of the Tyumen III Investment Forum Finnish delegation headed by Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Finland to Russia Hannu Himanenom visited Tyumen region. During the visit, a meeting of the Governor Vladimir Yakushev and Hannu Himanen, which was also attended by representatives of the three Finnish companies, the Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT) and Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT).
She discussed the current and future cooperation in different spheres of business, education and culture.
The Governor thanked the Ambassador for his visit to the Tyumen region, and participate in the forum.
"Tyumen region has a long-standing relationship with Finland. More actively in our region began to cooperate with Finland in 2006, when the Tyumen delegation took part in the forum "Days of Russian Economy" in Helsinki. Then the representatives of our timber industry visited the leading enterprises of the Finnish forest industry. Business mission to Tyumen region Finnish entrepreneurs with the participation of the Embassy of Finland in Russia and the Russian-Finnish Chamber of Commerce was organized more than once. This demonstrates the high mutual interest of the business community of both countries ", - said the governor.
Hannu Himanen shared his impressions about today held Finnish-Russian business forum, visit the Tyumen Regional Scientific Library. DI. Mendeleev, and also noted the favorable investment climate, which is created in the region, attracting the interest of investors.
The Ambassador expressed the opinion that the great potential and prospects for further cooperation between the two countries and the Tyumen region in particular - in the research and innovation activities.
During the meeting, also discussed cooperation with the company Fortum. The delegation to the region on behalf of the president of a large group arrived Arto Retyu, Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Communications Corporation.
According to him, the purpose of the visit and its main task - to clarify and get acquainted with the problems and the real situation, to create a working negotiation group and to make every effort to find the optimum solution to the situation.
The head of the region expressed confidence that in the negotiation process with the participation of representatives of the head office of Fortum's group, will be able to solve the existing problems.