Finland is determined to double its trade with Morocco, a privileged partner, in the coming years, the Ambassador of Finland to Morocco Pekka Hyvönen said on Friday.

Morocco, with which Finland has “very good relations”, has a “huge” and “promising” economic potential in different sectors, Hyvönen told the press during a briefing to present new aspects of Finland’s Africa strategy.

“Finland has just developed a new Africa strategy. Morocco remains a promising country in this new strategy and with which we want to develop our trade relations,” he said.

Finland exports to Morocco 142 million euros per year and imports nearly 22 million euros, said the diplomat, noting that there are great opportunities to develop trade relations between the two countries.

“We want to increase the share of Finland’s imports and we want to find areas of cooperation that will have a positive impact on Morocco,” he added.

For his part, Jari Kaihari, Director of Business Finland-Casablanca, an organization dedicated to the promotion of exports and foreign investment, said that about forty Finnish companies are currently operating in Morocco including, telecommunications, transport, education, sports.