Prime Minister Sanna Marin and Argentine President Alberto Fernández discussed deepening cooperation between their countries.

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Prime Minister Sanna Marin (the SDP) and Alberto Fernández, the president of Argentina, discussed on Thursday deepening relations and commercial cooperation between their countries as well as the current situation related to the coronavirus pandemic.

Prime Minister Marin told President Fernández that Finnish companies have a lot to offer to Argentina in the digital sector. Prime Minister Marin also said that Finland appreciates Argentina’s efforts to promote digital equality, for example, through education and the development of artificial intelligence.

Marin emphasized that Finland hopes that Argentina will continue to be Finland’s partner as an advocate for international cooperation.

The prime minister and the president also discussed measures taken to combat the coronavirus pandemic in their respective countries.

“Both Finland and Argentina,” according to the statement released by the Finnish government, “have taken the prevention of the spread of COVID-19 infections seriously, and so far levels of infection in the two countries have remained moderate.”

As of Thursday, there are 7,172 confirmed coronavirus infections in Finland. In Argentina, a country of almost 45 million people, the number of confirmed coronavirus infections is 52,457.