Dubai: Sultan Bin Saeed Al Mansouri, Minister of Economy, has agreed with Finland’s Economy Minister, Jan Vapaavuori, to strengthen cooperation between the two countries in the areas of scientific research and innovation.

During the meeting held on Saturday in the presence of the Finnish Ambassador to UAE, Ilkka-Pekka Simila, at Ritz Carlton Hotel, Dubai, the two ministers stressed the importance of business sectors in both countries to upgrade the level of joint cooperation.

They also discussed ways to develop economic cooperation between the two countries, focusing on areas of knowledge-driven economy and innovation.

Al Mansouri noted, “Finland has an outstanding track record at the international level in the fields of advanced technology, innovation, research and development, making it an important partner for the UAE in its quest to achieve a transition to a sustainable knowledge-based economy as a strategic national option.”