Finnish President Sauli Niinistö said Estonia has had an exemplary recovery from economic downturn. For his part, Prime Minister Ansip praised the faith Finnish investors had in Estonia.
“Many Finnish investors dared invest in Estonia even in hard times, thus helping us out of the difficulties,” said Ansip. Niinistö also confirmed that Finnish investors viewed Estonia and Estonians with confidence. Both Niinistö and Ansip said the long-term relationship between the two countries had endured through thick and thin. “I am very grateful to Finland for the country’s cooperation. The trust-based special ties between our countries have evolved out of good-neighbourly relations and many shared accomplishments are yet to come,” said Ansip at the meeting.