At the meeting, both sides showed the mutual delight with the continuous development of Vietnam – Finland relationship during the past time. Ambassador Simila hopes that the positive achievements in bilateral relationship would be broadened and developed in numerous fields, on basis of mutual interest. In 2018, with the anniversary of 45th
year of Finland Vietnam diplomatic relation establishment day, there are plentiful of chance for this progress.
Chairman of Hanoi’s People Committee Nguyen Duc Chung met Finnish Ambassador to Vietnam Ilkka-Pekka Simila.
Congratulating Ambassador for completing the tenure in Vietnam, Chairman Nguyen Duc Chung highly appreciated his contribution in connecting, promoting bilateral cooperation. Especially, Chung applauded the Ambassador’s initiative of giving 100 green trees from Finland to Hanoi as an encouragement for the "One million trees for Hanoi program" (2016 -2020). “Your support gives us important motivation in carrying out Hanoi green tree project”, Chung said.
Chairman Nguyen Duc Chung also expressed the hope that Mr Ilkka-Pekka Simila would still play the connecting role in Vietnam-Finland relationship, enhancing cooperation in tourism, economy, culture…; especially in key sector of Finland such as clean energy, environment, and education.
Agreeing with proposals from Chairman of Hanoi’s People Committee, the Ambassador affirmed, the 100 trees for Hanoi initiative was not only Finland support to Hanoi development target but also a symbol of Vietnam and Finland friendship. With develop potentials still opening Ambassador Ilkka-Pekka Simila, on his new position, will keep supporting Finland-Vietnam relationship development.