India and Finland today resolved to boost cooperation in a range of areas, including trade and investment, energy and information technology, during talks between External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and her Finnish counterpart Timo Soini.

The two ministers reviewed the entire gamut of bilateral relations and agreed to ramp up cooperation in trade. External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said Swaraj and Soini agreed to deepen cooperation in trade and investment, IT, new and renewable energy, science and technology, culture and people-to-people contact.

“The two countries enjoy traditionally warm and friendly relations since diplomatic relations were established in 1949,” he tweeted. India’s annual trade with Finland has crossed $1 billion.

In 2016, Finland was India’s 60th largest trading partner globally, and the 10th largest within the EU.

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