Message of H.E. Mr. Hannu Ripatti, the Ambassador of Finland to Pakistan

Last summer, when I started the process of re-opening the Embassy of Finland in Islamabad after a 10 –year hiatus, I was given a few pointers about promoting the economic relations between our countries.

I was told about the FPBC and that its Business Summit garners periodically a large number of companies under one roof. “Ask Wille Eerola, the chair of the FPBC in Finland”, I was told. 

The Embassy of Finland is since September again resident in Islamabad. As the new Ambassador, I am invited to many an event. But none of the others have showed such a wide list of invitees involved in the trade between our countries. And as everybody knows, contacts and networking are the bread and butter of traders and manufacturers alike. That is how deals get done.

So it is a great pleasure to take part in my first Business Summit. I’ll see, in action, the possibilities inherent in our trade and the interactions to make it grow further. The Summit also gives me a chance to meet many new companies in one big meet. See you at the Summit!

H.E. Mr. Hannu Ripatti, Ambassador of Finland to Pakistan