After the national anthems of UAE and Finland, a video message from the President of the Republic of Finland, Sauli Niinistö, was played to the guests.
In her speech the Ambassador of Finland Riitta Swan brought up Finland’s participation in Dubai Expo 2020, and said that the sole purpose of our participation is not only commercial – it is also to show respect to the UAE as the host nation.
Also tourism between Finland and the UAE was brought up: “Now we have three airlines operating with direct connections from Dubai to Helsinki around the year. That gives an excellent possibility for Emiratis and expatriates residing in the UAE to travel to Finland to enjoy our fresh air and beautiful nature, to experience adventures and have great family holidays,” Ambassador Swan told the audience.
All in all, the reception was a success – thank you to all of our guests!