Diplomatic relations 60 years

Welcome to our virtual celebrations!

The diplomatic relations between Finland and Cyprus were established on 2.9.1961, and due to this event and the year of celebration the Embassy of Finland in Nicosia is using this platform to share public our common history and stories, photos, videos and news from various events.

Forewords by the Ambassador

Mr. Harri Mäki-Reinikka is the 17th Ambassador of Finland to Cyprus and 5th in a row as Head of the Mission in Nicosia. It is a privilege and honor to represent Finland in Cyprus during this year 2021, when our countries are celebrating the 60th anniversary of the establishment of our diplomatic relations. Read his letter by clicking here.

Interview: Honorary Consul General Mr. Demosthenis Severis

The Honorary Consul General, Mr. Demosthenis Severis, has been working for Finland and the Finnish people for nearly half a century. Over the years, he has become a friend to the Finnish visitors and residents. He also knows many former Finnish Presidents and Ambassadors in person. The Honorary Consul General shares many memories with the UN peacekeepers who gave him his Finnish nickname ‘Timo’.

Read the full interview in English or in Greek.

Minister of Defence of Finland, Mr. Antti Kaikkonen's video greetings to Minister of Defence of the Republic of Cyprus

To honor the Flag Day of Finnish Defence Forces on June 4 2021, Minister of Defence Mr. Antti Kaikkonen sent a message to Minister of Defence of the Republic of Cyprus, Mr. Charalambos Petrides. The video was shown at a festive lunch hosted by Ambassador Harri Mäki-Reinikka.