TeliaSonera supports student exchange in the Nordic and Baltic countries

TeliaSonera supports student exchange in the Nordic and Baltic countries

TeliaSonera, in cooperation with the Norden Association (Sweden) and the
Pohjola-Norden Association (Finland), initiates a programme called
Nordkontakt targeting at school exchange in the Nordic and Baltic
countries. The purpose is for students and teachers to learn more,
through personal experience, about the language, culture and society of
the country they visit. This will contribute to improving the
communication between the countries and to building relations for long-
lasting exchange.

TeliaSonera has signed an agreement with the Norden Association in
Sweden and the Pohjola-Norden Association in Finland on cooperation to
promote student exchange visits between schools in the Nordic and Baltic
countries. The programme is aimed at school classes ranging from fifth
form of comprehensive school to upper secondary school and folk high-
school as well as students at teachers' training colleges.

"This programme is very much about communication between people in an
area where TeliaSonera has an important role to play. I hope this will
contribute to the development of the ever more integrated Nordic and
Baltic region, where the Baltic states soon will be members of the EU
family," says Anders Igel, President and CEO of TeliaSonera.

There is a natural link between TeliaSonera's business idea and
encouraging closer relations and integration between the Nordic and
Baltic countries. TeliaSonera wants to inspire and simplify relations
between people by offering good and easy telecommunications services as
well as unrivalled service in the Nordic and Baltic markets.

In Finland, TeliaSonera has a long-standing cooperation with the Pohjola-
Norden Association. The Norden and Pohjola Norden Associations have
organized school exchange between the Nordic countries since the 1920s.

"School exchange is a core activity of the Norden volunteer movement. We
warmly welcome that TeliaSonera, with its close ties to the Nordic and
Baltic region, now offers its strong support for the exchange between
schools. It is our ambition to carry out our share of the cooperation in
a manner that will lift organized school exchange to a new level
characterized by increased knowledge and stimulating permanent contact
and communication between the students of the countries concerned," say
Secretary-General Larserik Häggman of Pohjola-Norden in Finland and his
colleague Anders Ljunggren of Norden in Sweden in their comment on the
agreement.

TeliaSonera also has previous experience of education cooperation
projects. Among other things, the company finances a professorship at
the School of Economics in Riga, Latvia.

"It is quite natural that we support the education sector which provides
us with our recruitment base. It is also important for us to encourage
young people to begin to use telecommunications and IT services early
on," adds Anders Igel of TeliaSonera.

In all, approximately 60 school classes from the Nordic and Baltic
countries will be offered the opportunity to take part in exchange
visits.

For further information journalists can contact:
TeliaSonera´s Press Office, +46 (0)8 713 58 30

TeliaSonera is the leading telecommunications company in the Nordic and
Baltic regions. At the end of December 2003 TeliaSonera had 11,957,000
mobile customers (37,610,000 incl associated companies), 8,061,000 fixed
customers (9,160,000 incl associated companies) and 1,631,000 internet
customers (1,691,000 incl associated companies). Outside the home
markets TeliaSonera has extensive interests in the growth markets in
Russia, Turkey and Eurasia. TeliaSonera is listed on the Stockholm
Exchange, the Helsinki Exchanges and the Nasdaq Stock Market in the USA.
Pro forma net sales January-December 2003 amounted to SEK 81.7 billion
(EUR 9.01 billion). The number of employees was 26,694.

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