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 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.

Countries: BhutanLink to another website.(Opens New Window), MaldivesLink to another website.(Opens New Window), PakistanLink to another website.(Opens New Window), Sri LankaLink to another website.(Opens New Window)

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: ArmeniaLink to another website.(Opens New Window), AzerbaijanLink to another website.(Opens New Window), GeorgiaLink 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 BarbudaLink to another website.(Opens New Window), BarbadosLink to another website.(Opens New Window), BahamasLink to another website.(Opens New Window), CubaLink to another website.(Opens New Window), DominicaLink to another website.(Opens New Window), Dominican RepublicLink to another website.(Opens New Window), GrenadaLink to another website.(Opens New Window), GuyanaLink to another website.(Opens New Window), HaitiLink to another website.(Opens New Window), JamaicaLink to another website.(Opens New Window), Saint Kitts and NevisLink to another website.(Opens New Window), Saint LuciaLink to another website.(Opens New Window), SurinameLink to another website.(Opens New Window), Trinidad and TobagoLink to another website.(Opens New Window), Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesLink to another website.(Opens New Window)

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.

Countries: TajikistanLink to another website.(Opens New Window), TurkmenistanLink to another website.(Opens New Window), UzbekistanLink to another website.(Opens New Window)