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Finland will open an embassy in Beirut in March

Press Release 23/2015
23 January 2015

The temporary liaison office of Finland in Beirut will be changed to an embassy as from 1 March 2015. The change will strengthen relations between Finland and Lebanon and will improve the operating conditions of Finland in the Middle East. Aside from Lebanon, the activities of the diplomatic mission will encompass Syria, Iraq and Jordan.

The President of the Republic approved the relevant Decree on 23 January 2015.

Additional information: Ari Rouhe, Director General of Administrative Services at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, tel. +358 295 350 679, and Kirsikka Lehto-Asikainen, Director of the Unit for the Middle East and North Africa, tel. +358 295 351 851

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