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Centenary of diplomatic relations between Lithuania and Finland

Ministry for Foreign Affairs
Publication date 14.10.2021 8.43 | Published in English on 14.10.2021 at 10.10
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Thursday 14 October 2021 marks the 100th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Finland and Lithuania. Finland recognised Lithuania’s independence on 14 October 1921.

The Embassy of Finland in Lithuania and the Embassy of Lithuania in Finland will open a virtual photo exhibition on 14 October 2021, presenting the diplomatic relations between Finland and Lithuania over the past 100 years. Speeches by Foreign Ministers Pekka Haavisto and Gabrielius Landsbergis will be available on the exhibition website.

In honour of the anniversary, a number of events have been organised during the year in both Finland and Lithuania. The University of Oulu, the University of Vilnius and the Donelaitis Society together with both embassies hosted a History Conference on 12 October 2021 in honour of the centenary year.  

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