#YeboFinland –social media campaign
What do South Africans know about Finland? What would Finns like you to know about their country? Where is Finland coming from and where is it heading to? What does Finland have to offer and what might we have in common with South Africa? These are perhaps the main questions we want to try to address with our social media campaign #YeboFinland.
Africa is an important partner
In recent years, African countries have increased their visibility in the eyes of the international community. This trend can be seen also in the priorities of the European Commission’s external relations and Finland’s foreign policy. In the fifth part of the “Sustainable Foreign Policy” series, Maria Kurikkala who leads the Africa Policy Team sheds light on the reasons underlying the current interest.
New Counsellors at the Embassy
The beginning of the spring at the Embassy of Finland in Pretoria has been busy as three new staff members started as counsellors. The positions of the education and science counsellor and the agricultural counsellor are completely new, which reflects the increased importance and potential of Africa for Finland.
Team Finland Knowledge network expanded to four new countries
In September, the Team Finland Knowledge network consisting of specialists in the field of higher education and research expanded to four new countries. The new Senior Specialists began their work at the Finnish embassies in the United Arab Emirates, South Africa, India and Russia. In addition, a new Ambassador for Education Exports Marjaana Sall started working at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs in September.
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