Responsibilities of mission

The goal of the Embassy is to strengthen relations between Finland and Myanmar through foreign policy, trade- and development cooperation. Relationships in these areas are developed in line with Finland's national objectives and those of the EU.

Finland's development assistance is based on Myanmar's own development priorities and plans. In line with its Country Strategy, Finland supports advancing democracy and rule of law in Myanmar, as well as strengthening forest governance and the quality and inclusiveness of education.

The Embassy assists Finnish companies to gain access to Myanmar markets, and promotes a positive image of Finland, providing information on Finland. The Embassy also provides limited consular services to Finnish citizens.

The key tasks of the Embassy are:

  • Monitoring the political situation in Myanmar, in particular the peace- and democratization processes
  • Political influencing and development cooperation
  • Advancing trade cooperation between Finland and Myanmar, and Finnish investments through Team Finland work
  • Redirecting Finns in need of assistance to relevant service providers