Minister of Rural Development Jairam Ramesh of India will visit Finland on 9–11 April at the invitation of Minister for International Development Heidi Hautala. Minister Ramesh has played a central role in seeking solutions to the problems of sustainable development in international forums. He took part, among others, in the UN Secretary General’s High-level Panel on Global Sustainability, where President Tarja Halonen served as co-chair.
On Wednesday, Minister Ramesh is participating in the Finnish Parliament’s theme day on sustainable development, delivering a talk on the sustainable and efficient use of natural resources.
During his visit, Minister Ramesh will meet Minister of Economic Affairs Jyri Häkämies, and will visit Turku and Eura.
Additional information: Counsellor Sanna Halinen, Unit for Asia and Oceania, mobile tel. +358 40 563 8691