Responsibilities of mission

The task of the Embassy of Finland in Pretoria is to promote Finland's national interests abroad and to supervise interests and rights of the Finnish citizens in South Africa. The Embassy maintains contact between South African and Finnish officials and makes our strengths known not only in South Africa but also in the so called accreditated countries: Botswana, Lesotho and Mauritius. These duties are managed together with the network of Honorary Consuls.

South Africa is  Finland's number one partner in trade in Africa. A partnership agreement between our countries was established in the spring of 2009 emphasizing on the sectors of a knowledge-based society, environmental issues, education and entrepreneurship.

Do not hesitate to contact us for further questions. All of us here at the Embassy are pleased to work on behalf of Finland.