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EMBASSY OF FINLAND, Tehran

No. 2, Haddadian St., Mirzapour St.,
Dr. Shariati Ave, Qeytarieh, Tehran 19336, Iran
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Highlights of the Finnish-Iranian relations

  • 1917 Finland becomes independent
  • 1918 Persia acknowledges the Republic of Finland
  • 1934 Mr. Aarno Yrjö-Koskinen is accredited as the first Finnish envoy to Tehran (from Ankara)
  • 1970 Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi visits Finland
  • 1971 President of Finland Urho Kekkonen attends Iran's 2500 jubilee in Iran
  • 1974 Consulate General of Finland in Tehran becomes an Embassy. Mr Kurt Uggeldahl is the first resident Finnish ambassador to Iran.
  • 1979 Iran becomes an Islamic Republic
  • 1984 Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran opens in Helsinki
  • 1990 Iranian Foreign Minister Velayati visits Finland
  • 2000 Finnish Foreign Minister Mrs. Tarja Halonen visits Iran
  • 2008 Speaker of the Majlis Dr. Ali Larijani visits Finland
  • 2014 Deputy Foreign Minister Mr. Ravanchi visits Finland
  • 2016 President of Finland Mr. Sauli Niinistö visits Iran

Finnish envoys and ambassadors in Iran

1934-1940  Envoy Aarno Yrjö-Koskinen (Moscow)
1948-1951  Envoy Aarno Yrjö-Koskinen (Ankara)
1951-1954  Envoy Asko Ivalo (Ankara)
1954-1959  Envoy Bruno Kivikoski (Ankara)
1959-1966  Ambassador Aaro Pakaslahti (Ankara)
1966-1967  Ambassador Hans Ruben Martola (Ankara)
1968-1974  Ambassador Åke Frey (Ankara)
1974-1979  Ambassador Kurt Uggeldahl
1979             Ambassador Martti Salomies
1980-1983  Ambassador Unto Tanskanen
1983-1987  Ambassador Timo Jalkanen
1987-1991  Ambassador Tapani Brotherus
1991-1996  Ambassador Eero Saarikoski
1996-2001  Ambassador Antti Koistinen
2001-2005  Ambassador Yrjö Karinen
2005-2009  Ambassador Heikki Puurunen
2009-2012  Ambassador Harri Salmi
2012- 2017 Ambassador Harri Kämäräinen

2017-          Ambassador Keijo Norvanto

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Updated 11/28/2017


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