Inslee’s office announced Thursday morning that he has canceled a visit to Finland after the air show, which runs July 14-20.
He had planned to go to Helsinki to meet with government officials and representatives of the Nordic Council of Ministers. He also had meetings scheduled with Nokia, whose mobile devices and services business was acquired by Microsoft in April, and with companies interested in investment opportunities in Washington.
The Finland leg was canceled because Inslee decided to “focus solely on aerospace and the UK,” his spokesman David Postman said in an email to The Herald. “There had been a lot of discussion earlier about the itinerary and what countries would be included on this trip. Finland could very well be a stop on a future trip, and we’ll look at some of the other countries we considered as well.”
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