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Finland, Sri Lanka to co-op in clean energy development

11 Oct 2017, 00:43 ( 2 Months ago) | updated: 11 Oct 2017, 09:41 ( 2 Months ago)

DF Report
Prime Minister Juha Sipilä met with Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in Helsinki on Tuesday. Photo Finnish government by Laura Kotila.

Finland and Sri Lanka have agreed to enhance bilateral cooperation in a number of sectors, particularly in clean and renewable energy, said a government press release.

Prime Minister Juha Sipilä and his visiting Sri Lankan counterpart Rasil Wickremesinghe in a meeting on Tuesday in Helsinki discussed various cooperation issues.

Coming out of the meeting, the prime ministers issued a joint declaration on closer energy cooperation. According to the declaration, both the countries wish to promote the development of clean and renewable energies and stress the importance of innovative technologies in climate change mitigation, both nationally and in the international context.

“I trust that with this joint declaration new opportunities will be opened for Finnish and Sri Lankan companies to collaborate in the energy sector. We also talked about many other fields where Finland has expertise and technologies to offer to Sri Lanka – digitalisation, education, and health and water technologies,” said Sipilä.

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