Embassy of Finland, Riyadh
President of the Republic appointed new Ambassadors
The President of the Republic appointed new Ambassadors on 6 April. Most of them will assume their functions on 1 September 2018.
Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Toivakka leads a Team Finland trade mission to the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia
Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Lenita Toivakka will be accompanied by a delegation of nearly 40 business representatives on a Team Finland mission to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) from 31 October to 2 November and to Saudi Arabia from 2 to 4 November. The delegation comprises representatives from healthcare, education and cleantech businesses.
Finland summoned the Interim Chargé d'Affaires of Saudi Arabia to the Ministry for Foreign Affairs
Assem Alsabban, Interim Chargé d’Affaires at the Embassy of Saudi Arabia to Finland, was summoned to the Ministry for Foreign Affairs on 19 January 2015. He was received by Jarno Syrjälä, Director General of the Department for Africa and the Middle East. The reason was the flogging sentence of Saudi Arabian activist Raif Badawi.