The 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Finland and Cyprus ended in the celebration of the Finnish Independence Day
During the last year, the 60th anniversary celebrations of the diplomatic relations between Finland and Cyprus were organized primarily virtually, however also physically towards the end of the year. The anniversary year was concluded at the Finnish Independence Day receptions both in Nicosia and in Limassol.
Around 120 people participated in the Independence Day reception held at the residence of the Ambassador Harri Mäki-Reinikka. The President of the House of Representatives Annita Demetriou was the Guest of Honor named by the host country. In her speech, Demetriou emphasized the meaning of the good bilateral relationship and cooperation between the two countries in the EU as well as in the UN.
Demetriou thanked Finland for decades’ long support and solidarity towards Cyprus, especially in the efforts for the reunification of the island. Cyprus is in a debt of gratitude especially to the more than 10 000 Finnish peacekeepers who have served on the island since 1964, Demetriou said.
Lucia-inspired Independence Day reception in Limassol
The interview is published as a part of the virtual celebrations of the diplomatic relations between Finland and Cyprus. More information on the anniversary on our website: Diplomatic relations 60 years