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History

Finland declared itself independent on December 6, 1917. One of the priorities of the new state was to seek for international recognition. First countries to recognize Finland were Russia (December 31, 1917), Sweden and France (January 4, 1918). On January 11, 1918 P.E. Svinhufvud, the head of Finnish government, sent a letter to Romania's consul in Helsinki to ask the Romanian government to recignise Finland's sovereignity.

Finland's first try turned ou to be unsuccessful. Finland didn't receive any answer from Bucharest. Final settlements of WWI took Romania's mind off Finland's affairs. In spite of Romania's missing recognition Finland decided to open an embassy in Bucharest in autumn 1919. April 6, 1920 the government of Finland appointed Mr Väinö Tanner for the first diplomatic representative of Finland in Romania. In the beginning Mr Tanner ran the post as "en mission speciale". Coincidentally Romania recognized Finland two days after his appointment.

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The first ambassador of Romania in Helsinki was Mr Démetrè Plesnila. On April 7, 1921 he presented credentials to the president of Finland K.J. Ståhlberg.

However, in 1922 the parliament of Finland closed the embassy of Finland in Bucharest to balance its budget.The embassy was reopened in 1939 as the consulate general in Prague and the embassy in Bucharest had to be partly moved to Posada , located 120 kilometres from the capital, in spring 1944 as a result of fierce bombardments. In early spring 1945 the embassy of Finland in Romania was closed due to the demand of the Allied Control Commission. The embassy wasn't reopened until April 1949.

Since then the embassy in Bucharest hasn't encountered further interruptions in its activities. In 2005 Finland and Romania have had diplomatic relations already for 85 years.

The Ambassadors of Finland in Romania

Väinö Tanner,
chargé d'affaires a.i.
envoy

1920
1920-1921
1921-1923

Hjalmar Procopé, envoy
(Bucharest/Varsova)

1927-1928

Karl Gustaf Idman, envoy
(Bucharest/Varsova)

1928-1938

Bruno Kivikoski, envoy
(Bucharest/Varsova)

1938-1939

Ensio Hiitonen, chargé d'affaires

1939

Bruno Kivikoski, envoy

1939-1941

Eduard Hjalmar Palin, envoy

1941-1945

Carl-Johan Sundström, envoy
(Bucharest/Moscow) 

1949-1953

Åke Gartz, envoy
(Bucharest/Moscow)

1953-1955

Eero A. Wuori, envoy
(Bucharest/Moscow)

1955-1956

Gunnar Palmroth, envoy
(Bucharest/Warsaw)

1956-1958

Jorma Vanamo, envoy
(Bucharest/Warsaw)

1958-1960

Matti Pyykkö, chargé d'affaires

1960-1962

Vesa Hiekkanen, chargé d'affaires

1962-1963

Martti Salomies, chargé d'affaires
ambassador

1963
1963-1966

Björn-Olof Alholm, ambassador

1966-1968

Kaarlo Mäkelä, ambassador

1968-1972

Pentti Suomela, ambassador

1972-1976

Matti Häkkänen, ambassador

1976-1980

Olli Bergman, ambassador

1980-1983

Jussi Montonen, ambassador

1984-1986

Osmo Kock, ambassador

1987-1990

Bo Ådahl, ambassador

1990-1992

Timo Koponen, ambassador

1992-1996

Mikko Heikinheimo, ambassador

1996-2000

Pekka Harttila, ambassador

2000-2004

Tapio Saarela, ambassador

2004-2008

Irmeli Mustonen, ambassador 2008-2011
Ulla Väistö, ambassador 2011-2015
Päivi Pohjanheimo, ambassador 2015-

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