Roving Ambassadors perform their duties from the Foreign Ministry in Helsinki, acting as diplomatic representatives of Finland in countries within their area of responsibility. They handle an agreed portion of the duties of the Finnish embassies.
Roving Ambassadors work under the direction of the Secretary of State and in cooperation with the relevant divisions and units that handle relations with the regions for which they are responsible.
The roving ambassadors are responsible for maintaining and promoting the political, commercial and cultural relations between Finland and these countries. They present Finland’s positions to decision makers and communicate information about the region to Finland.
They also try to help Finnish companies in accessing the markets of the countries of the region.
You can find the contact information for the roving ambassadors on the corresponding country pages.
Roving Ambassador for South Asia
Finland’s official representative for South Asia is Roving Ambassador Harri Kämäräinen. He is based in Helsinki and visits Pakistan and Sri Lanka 3–6 times a year and other countries when possible.
Roving Ambassador for South Caucasus
Finland’s official representative for South Caucasus is Roving Ambassador. She/he is based in Helsinki and visits the countries of the district assigned to the post around four times a year.
Roving Ambassador for the Caribbean
Finland’s official representative for the Caribbean is Roving Ambassador Pertti Ikonen. He is based in Helsinki and visits the countries of the district assigned to the post a few times a year.
Countries: Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Bahamas, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Roving Ambassador for Central Asia
Finland’s official representative to Central Asia is Roving Ambassador Marja Liivala. She is based in Helsinki and visits the countries of the district assigned to the post 8 to 9 times a year.