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Prime Minister Marin and Argentine President Fernández discuss deepening cooperation between their countries

Government Communications Department 25.6.2020 19.18
Press release 452/2020

On Thursday 25 June, Prime Minister Sanna Marin and President of Argentina Alberto Fernández discussed deepening relations and commercial cooperation between their countries and the situation with regard to the COVID-19 epidemic.

Prime Minister Marin told President Fernández that Finnish companies have a lot to offer to Argentina in the digital sector. Prime Minister Marin also said that Finland appreciates Argentina’s efforts to promote digital equality, including through education and the development of artificial intelligence.

Prime Minister Marin emphasised that Finland hopes that Argentina will continue to be Finland’s partner as an advocate for international cooperation.

The Prime Minister and the President also discussed the situation in their countries with regard to COVID-19 and the measures taken to combat the pandemic. Both Finland and Argentina have taken the prevention of the spread of COVID-19 infections seriously, and so far levels of infection in the two countries have remained moderate.

Inquiries: Lauri Voionmaa, Special Adviser (International Affairs), tel. +358 295 160 306, Prime Minister’s Office, and Annina Barbosa, Team Leader (Unit for Latin America and the Caribbean), tel. +358 50 438 3222, Ministry for Foreign Affairs.