READOUT: Export-Import Bank of the United States Chair Reta Jo Lewis Meets with Finnish Minister for Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade, Ville Skinnari
WASHINGTON – President and Chair of the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) Reta Jo Lewis met on Friday with a delegation from Finland led by the Minister for Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade, Ville Skinnari.
The meeting continued ongoing discussions about the importance of building safe, trusted telecommunications networks around the world, especially in 5G technology, and highlighted areas of opportunity for sustainable development in sub-Saharan Africa. The group also exchanged ideas on other shared priorities like renewable energy and biotechnology.
During the meeting, Chair Lewis emphasized the Biden-Harris Administration’s whole-of-government approach to strengthening America’s economic security through partnerships with values-aligned countries. Minister Skinnari expressed his commitment to continue working with EXIM and American partners as both governments seek to further the competitiveness of trusted providers of technologies critical to national security.
The Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) is the nation’s official export credit agency with the mission of supporting American jobs by facilitating U.S. exports. To advance American competitiveness and assist U.S. businesses as they compete for global sales, EXIM offers financing including export credit insurance, working capital guarantees, loan guarantees, and direct loans. As an independent federal agency, EXIM contributes to U.S. economic growth by supporting tens of thousands of jobs in exporting businesses and their supply chains across the United States. Since 1992, EXIM has generated more than $9 billion for the U.S. Treasury for repayment of U.S. debt. Learn more at www.exim.gov.