Finnish diplomatic missions

This is a list of diplomatic missions of Finland. Finland's foreign affairs ministry was established shortly after its independence in 1917. To encourage its international recognition and promote its frontier, trade and maritime interests, Finland had commissioned twelve missions abroad by the end of 1918. By the time of the Second World War broke out there were 20 Finnish embassies (of which four were outside Europe) and six consulates.[1] Today Finland has a streamlined diplomatic network that uses consulates sparingly.[2] In countries without Finnish representation, Finnish citizens can seek assistance from public officials in the foreign services of any of the other Nordic countries, in accordance with the Helsinki Treaty.[3][4]

Current missions

Africa

Host country Host city Mission Concurrent accreditation Ref.
 Algeria Algiers Embassy [5]
 Egypt Cairo Embassy
Countries:
[5]
 Ethiopia Addis Ababa Embassy
Countries:
International Organizations:
[5]
 Kenya Nairobi Embassy
Countries:
[5]
 Morocco Rabat Embassy
Countries:
[5]
 Mozambique Maputo Embassy
Countries:
[5]
 Namibia Windhoek Embassy
Countries:
[5]
 Nigeria Abuja Embassy
Countries:
International Organizations:
[5][6]
 Senegal Dakar Embassy
Countries:
[5][7]
 South Africa Pretoria Embassy
Countries:
[5]
 Tanzania Dar es Salaam Embassy
Countries:
[5]
 Tunisia Tunis Embassy
Countries:
[5]
 Zambia Lusaka Embassy
Countries:
[5]

Americas

Host country Host city Mission Concurrent accreditation Ref.
 Argentina Buenos Aires Embassy
Countries:
[5]
 Brazil Brasília Embassy [5]
São Paulo Consulate [5]
 Canada Ottawa Embassy [5]
 Chile Santiago de Chile Embassy [5]
 Colombia Bogotá Embassy [5]
 Mexico Mexico City Embassy [5]
 Peru Lima Embassy
Countries:
[5]
 United States Washington, D.C. Embassy
International Organizations:
[5]
Los Angeles Consulate-General [5]
New York City Consulate-General [5]

Asia

Host country Host city Mission Concurrent accreditation Ref.
 China Beijing Embassy
Countries:
[5]
Hong Kong Consulate-General [5]
Shanghai Consulate-General [5]
 India New Delhi Embassy
Countries:
[5]
Mumbai Consulate-General [5]
 Indonesia Jakarta Embassy
Countries:
International Organizations:
[5][8]
 Iran Tehran Embassy [5]
 Iraq Baghdad Embassy [5]
 Israel Tel Aviv Embassy [5]
 Japan Tokyo Embassy
Countries:
[5]
 Kazakhstan Astana Embassy
Countries:
[5]
 Lebanon Beirut Embassy
Countries:
[5]
 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Embassy
Countries:
[5]
 Myanmar Yangon Embassy [5]
   Nepal Kathmandu Embassy [5]
 Pakistan Islamabad Embassy [5]
 Palestine Ramallah Representative Office [5]
 Philippines Manila Embassy [5]
 Qatar Doha Embassy [5][7]
 Saudi Arabia Riyadh Embassy
Countries:
[5]
 Singapore Singapore Embassy [5]
 South Korea Seoul Embassy
Countries:
[5]
 Republic of China (Taiwan) Taipei Trade Center [5]
 Thailand Bangkok Embassy
Countries:
[5]
 Turkey Ankara Embassy [5]
 United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi Embassy
Countries:
International Organizations:
[5][9]
 Vietnam Hanoi Embassy
Countries:
[5]

Europe

Host country Host city Mission Concurrent accreditation Ref.
 Austria Vienna Embassy [5]
 Belarus Minsk Liaison office[e] [5]
 Belgium Brussels Embassy
Countries:
[5]
 Bulgaria Sofia Embassy [5]
 Croatia Zagreb Embassy [5]
 Cyprus Nicosia Embassy [5]
 Czechia Prague Embassy
Countries:
[5]
 Denmark Copenhagen Embassy [5]
 Estonia Tallinn Embassy [5]
 France Paris Embassy
Countries:
[5]
 Germany Berlin Embassy [5]
 Greece Athens Embassy
Countries:
[5]
 Hungary Budapest Embassy
Countries:
[5]
 Iceland Reykjavík Embassy [5]
 Ireland Dublin Embassy [5]
 Italy Rome Embassy
Countries:
[5]
 Kosovo Pristina Embassy [5]
 Latvia Riga Embassy [5]
 Lithuania Vilnius Embassy
Countries:
[5]
 Netherlands The Hague Embassy
International Organizations:
[5]
 Norway Oslo Embassy [5]
 Poland Warsaw Embassy [5]
 Portugal Lisbon Embassy
Countries:
[5]
 Romania Bucharest Embassy
Countries:
[5]
 Russia Moscow Embassy [5]
 Serbia Belgrade Embassy
Countries:
[5]
 Spain Madrid Embassy
Countries:
[5]
 Sweden Stockholm Embassy [5]
  Switzerland Bern Embassy
Countries:
[5]
 Ukraine Kyiv Embassy [5]
 United Kingdom London Embassy [5]

Oceania

Host country Host city Mission Concurrent accreditation Ref.
 Australia Canberra Embassy [5]

Multilateral organizations

Organization Host city Host country Mission Concurrent accreditation Ref.
 Council of Europe Strasbourg France Permanent Representation [10]
 European Union Brussels Belgium Permanent Mission [10]
 NATO Brussels Belgium Mission [10]
OECD Paris France Mission
International Organizations:
[10][11]
OSCE Vienna Austria Permanent Delegation [12]
 United Nations New York City United States Permanent Mission [10]
Geneva Switzerland Permanent Mission [13]

Gallery

Closed missions

Africa

Host country Host city Mission Year closed Ref.
 Libya Tripoli Embassy 2003 [14]
 South Africa Cape Town Embassy branch office 2011 [15]
 Zimbabwe Harare Embassy 2002 [14]

Americas

Host country Host city Mission Year closed Ref.
 Nicaragua Managua Embassy 2013 [16]
 Venezuela Caracas Embassy 2011 [17]

Asia

Host country Host city Mission Year closed Ref.
 Afghanistan Kabul Embassy 2021
 China Guangzhou Consulate-General 2012 [14][17]
 Kuwait Kuwait City Embassy 2003 [18]
 Syria Damascus Embassy 2013 [19]

Europe

Host country Host city Mission Year closed Ref.
 Germany Hamburg Consulate-General 2013 [14][20]
 Luxembourg Luxembourg City Embassy 2015 [21]
 Russia Saint Petersburg Consulate-General 2023 [22]
 Slovakia Bratislava Embassy 2015 [21]
 Slovenia Ljubljana Embassy 2015 [21]
 Spain Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Consulate 2012 [17]
 Sweden Gothenburg Consulate 2011 [15]

Oceania

Host country Host city Mission Year closed Ref.
 Australia Sydney Consulate-General 2012 [14]

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Accredited as an observer mission.
  2. ^ Accredited as an observer mission.
  3. ^ Accredited as an observer mission.
  4. ^ Accredited as an observer mission.
  5. ^ Subordinate to the Finnish embassy in Vilnius, Lithuania.

References

  1. ^ Finnish Foreign Affairs Ministry
  2. ^ "Countries A–Z". Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland.
  3. ^ "Meld. St. 12 (2010–2011)". April 2011.
  4. ^ "Treaty of Cooperation between Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden (the Helsinki Treaty)" (PDF). Article 34.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar as at au av aw ax ay az ba bb bc bd be bf bg bh bi bj bk bl bm bn bo bp bq br bs bt bu bv bw bx by bz ca cb cc cd ce "Finland's embassies, consulates general and honorary consulates by country". Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland. Retrieved 23 October 2023.
  6. ^ "ECOWAS accredits three new Ambassadors | Economic Community of West African States(ECOWAS)".
  7. ^ a b "MFA: Finland opens embassies in Dakar and Doha | Ulkoministeriö / Utrikesministeriet".
  8. ^ "You are being redirected". Asean.org. Retrieved 2022-03-17.
  9. ^ https://www.irena.org/-/media/Files/IRENA/Remember/Council/Seventeenth-Council-meeting/C_17_SR_1_Report-of-the-seventeenth-meeting-of-the-Council.pdf[bare URL PDF]
  10. ^ a b c d e "Missions to international organisations". Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland. Retrieved 26 May 2021.
  11. ^ "More information - Finland".
  12. ^ "Permanent Delegation of Finland to the OSCE, Wien - Finland abroad".
  13. ^ "Permanent Mission, Geneva - Finland abroad".
  14. ^ a b c d e "Gov't savings shrink Finland's global embassy network". YLE. 19 December 2012. Retrieved 28 May 2021.
  15. ^ a b "Foreign Ministry's press releases - Finland abroad".
  16. ^ https://finlandabroad.fi/web/bhs/foreign-ministry-s-press-releases/-/asset_publisher/kyaK4Ry9kbQ0/content/muutoksia-suomen-edustustoverkos-1/35732?_com_liferay_asset_publisher_web_portlet_AssetPublisherPortlet_INSTANCE_kyaK4Ry9kbQ0_assetEntryId=590235%7Ctitle=Changes in Finland’s network of diplomatic missions
  17. ^ a b c "Finland to close embassy in Philippines". YLE. 15 November 2012. Retrieved 28 May 2021.
  18. ^ "Foreign Ministry's press releases - Finland abroad".
  19. ^ "Embassy of Finland, Damascus".
  20. ^ "Foreign Ministry's press releases - Finland abroad".
  21. ^ a b c "Finland closing embassies in Luxembourg, Slovakia and Slovenia". YLE. 24 September 2014. Retrieved 28 May 2021.
  22. ^ "Closure of Finland's Consulate General in St Petersburg, services available at Embassy in Moscow". Foreign Ministry's press releases - Finland abroad. 3 October 2023.