Roving Ambassadors

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 Caucasus

Finland’s official representative for South Caucasus is Roving Ambassador Kirsti Narinen. She is based in Helsinki and visits the countries of the district assigned to the post several times a year.

Countries: Armenia(Link to another website.) (Opens New Window), Azerbaijan(Link to another website.) (Opens New Window), Georgia(Link to another website.) (Opens New Window)   

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(Link to another website.) (Opens New Window), Barbados(Link to another website.) (Opens New Window), Bahamas(Link to another website.) (Opens New Window), Cuba(Link to another website.) (Opens New Window), Dominica(Link to another website.) (Opens New Window), Dominican Republic(Link to another website.) (Opens New Window), Grenada(Link to another website.) (Opens New Window), Guyana(Link to another website.) (Opens New Window), Haiti(Link to another website.) (Opens New Window), Jamaica(Link to another website.) (Opens New Window), Saint Kitts and Nevis(Link to another website.) (Opens New Window), Saint Lucia(Link to another website.) (Opens New Window), Suriname(Link to another website.) (Opens New Window), Trinidad and Tobago(Link to another website.) (Opens New Window), Saint Vincent and the Grenadines(Link to another website.) (Opens New Window)