Diplomatic relations 60 years: Piano recital by Ossi Tanner

Diplomatic relations 60 years: Piano recital by Ossi Tanner

As part of our virtual celebration, we have invited pianist Ossi Tanner to join us to celebrate the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Finland and Cyprus. Ossi Tanner is the grandson of Arto Tanner who served as Ambassador of Finland to Cyprus in 1993-97.

Ossi Tanner playing piano
Ossi Tanner at Shoe Factory, Nicosia.

Since 1961, there have been 17 Finnish ambassadors to Cyprus, five of which have served as head of mission in Nicosia since 2004. The UN peacekeeping operation in Cyprus started back in 1964 and is still continuing. Over the years, some 10,000 Finnish peacekeepers have served on the island.

In honor to the anniversary of the establishment of the diplomatic relations between Finland and Cyprus, we have compiled various photographs of Finnish presence in Cyprus since 1961. Music performed by Ossi Tanner.

View the photo cavalcade and beautiful piano performance by Ossi Tanner on our website at Finland and Cyprus - diplomatic relations 60 years.