The prime ministers of Finland and India will discuss a wide range of topics related to intensifying economic relations between the countries.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Photograph: Creative Commons

Prime Minister Sanna Marin (the SDP) and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold a remote bilateral meeting on Tuesday.

The theme of the meeting will be deepening partnerships between Finland and India in fields including digitalization, education and sustainable development.

The headline of a government press release describes that the goal of the meeting is to raise the cooperation between Finland and India to a new level.

The prime ministers will discuss a wide range of topics related to intensifying economic relations between the countries in future-oriented sectors.

Topics on the agenda include the utilization of new technologies in education and cooperation in the development of 5G and 6G technologies, quantum computing and artificial intelligence.

There are also plenty of concrete opportunities for bilateral cooperation in the sphere of sustainable development.

The discussion will provide an opportunity to talk about strengthening equality and human rights, objectives that Finland aims to advance if selected as a member of the UN Human Rights Council for 2022–2024.

The prime ministers will also touch on efforts to respond to common global challenges, such as climate change and the Covid-19 pandemic.

At the meeting, Finland and India will publish a joint declaration emphasizing the importance of multilateral rules-based cooperation, among other themes.