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New Head of Mission to the Permanent Representation of Finland to the EU and an authorisation to represent Finland in Azerbaijan

Ministry for Foreign Affairs
26.11.2020 14.11
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At the presidential session on Friday 27 November, the President of the Republic appointed a new Head of Mission to the Permanent Representation of Finland to the European Union and decided on an authorisation to represent Finland in Azerbaijan.

Markku Keinänen
Photo: Petri Krook

The President of the Republic appointed Counsellor for Foreign Affairs Markku Keinänen to serve as Head of Mission at the Permanent Representation of Finland to the EU, starting on 1 September 2021.

Keinänen will transfer to Brussels from London, where he has worked as Head of Mission since 2019. In 2017–2019, he held the post of Under-Secretary of State for external economic relations at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs. In 2013–2017, he worked as Director General of the Department for External Economic Relations. 

In 2009–2013, Keinänen served as Head of Mission at the Embassy of Finland in Madrid. His experience of work in the Diplomatic Service includes also various posts in London, Brussels and Madrid.

Keinänen joined the Foreign Ministry in 1989. He holds the degree of Master of Laws trained on the bench.

In addition, the President of the Republic authorised Counsellor for Foreign Affairs Kirsti Narinen, Roving Ambassador based at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, to represent Finland in also in Azerbaijan.

Inquiries:

Kirsti Pohjankukka, Director General for Human Resources, tel. +358 29 535 0038


 

 

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