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the UAE 30.10.-1.11.2021

Minister for Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade Ville Skinnari's visit the United Arab Emirates

Submit your material by 24 October, 2021 via the link below.

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Further information 

Ms. Lotta Eiroma
Manager, Delegations, Business Finland
Cel: +358 40 716 2628
lotta.eiroma (at)

Minister for Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade Ville Skinnari will visit the United Arab Emirates during October 30 – November 1, 2021. Minister will take part in the National Day of Finland at Expo 2020 Dubai on 31 October, 2021, and meet with UAE Ministers and government officials.

Business Finland is collecting background material and messages from Finnish companies to be taken forward on a ministerial level in Minister Skinnari’s meetings with UAE counterparts. We are especially interested to hear from Finnish companies that are already located in the UAE, or are planning to enter the UAE markets. Have you encountered any issues when doing business in the UAE? If the Covid-19 situation and related restrictions allow, we are also looking into the possibility of those companies with key messages to the ministerial level joining Minister Skinnari in some of his meetings.

If his schedule allows, Minister Skinnari is also willing to offer his support by attending high-level events organized by the companies on October 30, 2021 or November 1, 2021. Please let us know if you have planned an event for these days, and give us a short background on the event as well as what you expect the Minister’s role could be at the event.

If you have events planned for October 30 or November 1 or would like to convey your messages to Minister Skinnari, please fill in the link on the left.

Team Finland (Business Finland and the Embassy of Finland in Abu Dhabi) will review the messages, and contact the companies to discuss the events and/or key messages further.