NEW DELHI, Nov. 21 (Xinhua) -- The two-day 19th session of the "India-Finland Joint Commission" concluded on Thursday in New Delhi in which both sides discussed several issues, including bilateral trade and investment relations, trade barrier issues and measures to promote trade, cooperation in the sectors of power, petroleum and gas, new and renewable energy, official sources told Xinhua.
The Joint Commission Session was co-chaired by Joint Secretary in India's Ministry of Commerce Nidhi Mani Tripathi, and by Piritta Asunmaa, the Director General in the Department for the Americas and Asia at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland.
The two sides also discussed issues related to environment, cleantech, science, technology and innovations, education and skill development, and labour mobility, digitalization, transportation, cooperation in the textiles sector, cultural cooperation and tourism cooperation.
Both sides reiterated the useful role of the Joint Commission as a forum for strengthening economic relations between India and Finland. The deliberations reaffirmed the partnership between the two countries.
Both sides also reaffirmed their will to continue their cooperation, in order to further expand the common ground that will reinforce the existing partnerships and create space for future opportunities.
This year marks the 70th anniversary of India-Finland diplomatic relations. Bilateral trade between India and Finland totaled 1.247 billion U.S. dollars in 2014-15 and 1.284 billion U.S. dollars in 2016-17.