Flag Day of Finnish Defence Forces celebrations in Nicosia on June 4, 2021

Flag Day of Finnish Defence Forces celebrations in Nicosia on June 4, 2021

Ambassador of Finland, Mr. Harri Mäki-Reinikka hosted a festive lunch in Nicosia on Flag Day of Finnish Defence Forces, Friday 4 June 2021.

The guests at the festive lunch on Flag Day of Finnish Defence Forces

Minister of Defence Mr. Charalambos Petrides; Chief of the National Guard, Lieutenant General Mr Dimokritos Zervakis; Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) in Cyprus and Head of UNFICYP Ms. Elizabeth Spehar; Ambassador of Sweden Mr. Anders Hagelberg and Diplomatic Advisor to the Minister of Defence Mr. Andreas Eliades attended the festive lunch hosted by Ambassador Harri Mäki-Reinikka.

Minister of Defence of Finland, Mr Antti Kaikkonen attended the event in Nicosia virtually by sending his video greetingsLink to another website. to Minister of Defence of the Republic of Cyprus, Mr. Charalambos Petrides.

Today’s meeting confirmed the good and friendly relations between Finland and Cyprus. More than 10 000 peacekeepers from Finland have served in Cyprus over the years since 1964. Both countries share the same values and common interests in the EU.

Year 2021 marks the 60th anniversary of the establishment of the diplomatic relations between Finland and Cyprus. Join the virtual celebrations.