Minister for Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade Skinnari opened Finland’s Embassy in Doha

Minister Ville Skinnari is visiting Qatar from 5 to 7 February 2023. On 5 February, he inaugurated the new Embassy of Finland in Doha as a representative of the Finnish State. The Embassy started operations in December 2021. Besides the inauguration ceremony, Minister Skinnari’s programme in Doha includes meetings with authorities, researchers and representatives of business and industry. The visit aims to continue to foster good relations and promote trade between Finland and Qatar.

Qatar offers Finland significant potential for both short- and long-term commercial cooperation. Qatar wants to diversify the structure of its economy by promoting a green transition, by building a knowledge-based economy, by reinforcing its competitiveness and by investing in transport, education, healthcare and telecommunications. Finnish companies have cutting-edge expertise and technology in these sectors.


  • Pirjo Alijärvi, Special Adviser to the Minister for Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade, tel. +358 50 323 6710
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