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Uutinen 23.1.2009

Minister Väyrynen to attend the Informal Meeting of EU Trade Ministers in Brussels

Press release 20/2009
23 January, 2009

Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Paavo Väyrynen will attend the Informal Meeting of EU Trade Ministers in Brussels on Sunday, 25 January. An informal meeting of trade ministers is held once during each EU Presidency term.

Trade policy measures for spurring the world economy and ways of promoting progress in the WTO free trade negotiations will be discussed at the meeting. In the current slump, Finland has emphasised the positive effect that conclusion of the WTO negotiations could have on the world economy and the importance of refraining from protectist measures.

Additional information: Päivi Nevala, Adviser to the Minister for Foreign Trade and Development, mobile tel. +358 40 753 4375, and Director General Jorma Korhonen, mobile tel. +350 40 732 4567

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