Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari met his Finnish counterpart, Mr. Pekka Haavisto, on the sidelines of the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, today. Federal Minister for Climate Change Sherry Rehman and Minister of State Hina Rabbani Khar were also present during the meeting.

The two Foreign Ministers discussed the state of bilateral relations as well as regional and global matters of mutual interest. Underscoring that Pakistan valued Finland as an important bilateral partner as well as a key member of the European Union, the Foreign Minister expressed Pakistan’s resolve to further solidify its political and economic relations with Finland. He particularly stressed on the need to enhance commercial ties and investment cooperation.

The Foreign Minister hoped that the Finnish Embassy would be reopened in Islamabad which would facilitate trade relations as well as promotion of people-to-people contacts.

Both the Foreign Ministers agreed to remain in touch and to work together for promoting Pakistan-Finland relations.