In bilateral cooperation, the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry aims to maintain long-term relations with the key countries in the fields of agriculture and forestry. Contacts with partner countries are based on current needs and resources. Finland is constantly engaged in collaboration with the other Nordic countries and EU Member States at many different levels. Contacts with Russia are based on more traditional forms of cooperation. Long-term cooperation with China has already produced results by opening up new opportunities to export Finnish expertise and products.