Finnish PM says ready to support Cyprus, says challenges huge

LIMASSOL, Cyprus Jan 11 (Reuters) - Finland's Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen said his country is ready to support Cyprus in its attempts to secure a bailout, but the island's government needs to show stronger leadership to meet "huge challenges".

"The challenges are really huge, but I'm sure if and when the country can get a new and strong and committed leadership capable of strengthening confidence will have a tremendous positive impact," he told journalists on Friday at a meeting of European centre-right parties meeting in Limassol, Cyprus.