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EMBASSY OF FINLAND, Belgrade

Finska Ambasada
Bircaninova 29, 11001 Belgrad, Serbia
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History

The turning points in the history of the Finnish Embassy in Belgrade

  • The Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenians declared independence under the Kingdom of Serbs 1 December 1918.    
  • The Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenians recognized Finland 27 July 1922.
  • The name of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenians was changed to Yugoslavia in 1929 and in the same year Finland and the Kingdom of Yugoslavia established diplomatic relations.
  • Yugoslavia terminated diplomatic relations 24 August / 2 September 1941 to object Finland´s recognition of the independence of Croatia.
  • Diplomatic relations of Finland and the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia were re-established 1 April 1948.
  • Finland recognized the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia as one of the successor countries of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 22 April 1996. 
  • After the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia ratified the constitution of the State Union of Serbia and Montenegro 4 February 2003, the name of the country was changed to the State Union of Serbia and Montenegro.
  • After Montenegro became independent 5 June 2006, Serbia declared itself as the successor state of Serbia and Montenegro.

The Embassy of Finland in Belgrade

Onni Talas, Envoy (Budapest)

1934-1940
Eduard Palin, Envoy (Bukarest)             1941
Ville Niskanen, Envoy      1948-1953
Niilo Orasmaa, Envoy1953-1956
Otso Wartiovaara, Envoy1956-1958
Ambassador  1958-1961
Olavi Raustila, Ambassador1961-1965
Taneli Kekkonen, Ambassador1965-1970

Olli Bergman, Ambassador

1970-1972
Risto Hyvärinen, Ambassador      1972-1975
Eeva-Kristiina Forsman, Ambassador        1975-1980
Matti Kahiluoto, Ambassador                    1981-1984
Heikki Talvitie, Ambassador        1984-1988
Jorma Inki, Ambassador              1988-1991
Mauno Castrén, Ambassador    1991-1992

Ilpo Manninen, Charge d'Affairs

1994-1996
Ambassador1996-1998
Hannu Mäntyvaara, Ambassador               1998-2002
Anna-Maija Korpi, Ambassador2002-2007
Kari Veijalainen, Ambassador2007-2011
Pekka Orpana, Ambassador2011-2015
Pertti Ikonen, Ambassador2015-

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Updated 11/23/2015


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