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EMBASSY OF FINLAND, Windhoek

2 Crohn Street (Corner of Bahnhof Street)
Windhoek, Namibia
Tel.+264-61-221 355
E-mail: sanomat.win@formin.fi
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History

  • Finland and Namibia have long-standing relations that started already about 150 years ago, when Finnish missionaries arrived in Northern Namibia.
  • Namibia got its' independence 21 March 1990.
  • Finland recognised the independent Namibia on 21 March 1990, and diplomatic relations between Finland and Namibia were established on 22 March 1990.
  • Development cooperation has been focal in the relations between Finland and Namibia. During 1991-2003, the development financing amounted to 74 million euros (more info: Development cooperation).
  • Namibia is so called Transition Country. In 2002 the Finnish delegation met with the Namibian government to inform about the Decision-in Principle of the Finnish Government, that long-term Bilateral Grant Assistance to Namibia would be phased out during the next 3 to 7 years, and other instruments would be developed.
  • Finland and Namibia signed an agreement for promotion and protection of investments, which took effect in May 2005.

 Suomen ja Namibian liput

Finnish Ambassadors and Chargé d'Affaires a.i. in Windhoek:

Lauri Kangas               

Chargé d'Affaires a.i.

1990 (establishing the Embassy)

Kirsti Lintonen

Ambassador

1990 - 1994

Yrjö Karinen

Ambassador

1994 - 1998

Kari Karanko

Ambassador

1998 - 2000

Kirsti Lintonen

Ambassador (Windhoek/Pretoria)

2000 - 2005

Heikki Tuunanen

Ambassador (Windhoek/Pretoria)

2005 - 2010

Tiina Myllyntausta

Ambassador (Windhoek/Pretoria)

2010-

Sinikka Antila

Chargé d'Affaires a.i.

2001 - 2003

Seija Kinni-Huttunen

Chargé d'Affaires a.i.

2003 - 2008

Asko Luukkainen

Chargé d'Affaires a.i.

2008 - 2011    

Anne Saloranta

 Chargé d'Affaires a.i.

 2011 - 2014

Anne Saloranta

 Ambassador              

 2014 -  2017

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Updated 8/29/2017


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