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Heads of Mission meet in Helsinki

Ministry for Foreign Affairs
16.8.2019 15.57
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The Heads of Finnish Missions abroad will convene for their annual meeting in Helsinki on 19‒22 August. The meeting will be arranged at the Korjaamo Culture Factory in Töölö in Helsinki. Permanent State Secretary Matti Anttonen will chair and open the meeting.

Heads of Missions in their yearly meeting in Helsinki. Photo: Petri Krook

The Heads of Mission convening in Finland will be addressed by President of the Republic Sauli Niinistö, Prime Minister Antti Rinne, Minister for Foreign Affairs Pekka Haavisto, Minister for Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade Ville Skinnari, Minister for Nordic Cooperation and Equality Thomas Blomqvist, Minister of European Affairs Tytti Tuppurainen and Minister of Finance Mika Lintilä, among others.

The meeting will discuss current issues related to foreign and security policy. One of the days will be dedicated to Team Finland-related topics.

The public programme will be streamed live at The meeting can also be followed on Twitter using hashtag #slsk19.

Video recordings, speeches and press releases of the meeting will be available subsequently on this page. 

Press release

August 16, 2019 Heads of Missions meet in Helsinki

Live stream


Speech by Minister Ville Skinnari at the Meeting of Heads of Mission on 19 August 2019

Speech by Minister Thomas Blomqvist at the Meeting of Heads of Mission on 19 August 2019

Speech by President of the Republic Sauli Niinistö at the Ambassadors’ Conference on 20 August 2019


Photographs from the meeting will be published on the Ministry's Flickr account: 

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