Ambassador to Copenhagen and non-resident ambassadors to Liechtenstein and Bosnia and Herzegovina
On Thursday 15 July, the President of the Republic appointed a new ambassador to Copenhagen and non-resident ambassadors to Liechtenstein and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The President of the Republic appointed Counsellor for Foreign Affairs Harri Kämäräinen to serve as Head of Mission at Finland’s Embassy in Copenhagen from 1 September 2021.
Kämäräinen will move to head the Embassy from the Ministry where he has worked as Roving Ambassador for South Asia (Pakistan, Bhutan, the Maldives and Sri Lanka) since 2018.
Kämäräinen has a varied career. In 2017–2018, he served as Senior Adviser in the Unit for South Asia. In 2021–2017, he was Head of Mission at Finland’s Embassy in Tehran. Before that, in 2010–2012, he worked as Director of Unit in the Department for Russia, Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Additionally, Kämäräinen has worked, among other things, at the Permanent Delegation of Finland to the OSCE and at the Mission of Finland to NATO. In 2003–2006, he worked as Political Adviser to the European Union Special Representative for the South Caucasus in Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan.
Kämäräinen joined the Ministry for Foreign Affairs in 1987. Kämäräinen holds a Diploma in translation studies and interpreting.
In addition, the President of the Republic appointed Ambassador Valtteri Hirvonen, Head of Finland's Mission in Bern, to serve as Non-resident Ambassador to Liechtenstein from 1 September 2021, and Ambassador Kalle Kankaanpää, Head of Finland’s Mission in Zagreb, to serve as Non-resident Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina from 15 July 2021.
Inquiries: Saija Nurminen, Counsellor, tel. +358 29 535 0202
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