Hong Kong and Finnish officials from the mobile-phone industry have signed a memorandum of understanding aimed at promoting co-operation in the sector. A government delegation, led by the Secretary for Commerce, Industry and Technology, John Tsang Chun-wah, spent two days in the Finnish capital last week. With him were government chief information officer Howard Dickson and John Chiu, head of the Hong Kong Wireless Technology Industry Association. The Finnish side was represented by Jari Tammisto, chief executive of MobileMonday. 'This is a very good beginning for a larger and more active co-operation between our mobile industries. We can learn much from the well-developed mobile field of Finland,' Mr Tsang said. Mr Tammisto said: 'We are a small nation with a great deal of mobile telephony experience. 'We have never been able to think about only selling to our countrymen: the market is simply too small. 'I think Hong Kong is in a similar situation. You have a big neighbour you want to work with and we have the rest of Europe. I think we have much in common.' He also saw Hong Kong as a gateway to the mainland's mobile-phone market. 'We may not know a great deal about the region but there is great interest in Finland for Asia, particularly Hong Kong and China,' Mr Tammisto said. 'I think this MoU is a great step in the right direction.'