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.
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.
Hjalmar Procopé, envoy
Karl Gustaf Idman, envoy
Bruno Kivikoski, envoy
Ensio Hiitonen, chargé d'affaires
Bruno Kivikoski, envoy
Eduard Hjalmar Palin, envoy
Carl-Johan Sundström, envoy
Åke Gartz, envoy
Eero A. Wuori, envoy
Gunnar Palmroth, envoy
Jorma Vanamo, envoy
Matti Pyykkö, chargé d'affaires
Vesa Hiekkanen, chargé d'affaires
Martti Salomies, chargé d'affaires
Björn-Olof Alholm, ambassador
Kaarlo Mäkelä, ambassador
Pentti Suomela, ambassador
Matti Häkkänen, ambassador
Olli Bergman, ambassador
Jussi Montonen, ambassador
Osmo Kock, ambassador
Bo Ådahl, ambassador
Timo Koponen, ambassador
Mikko Heikinheimo, ambassador
Pekka Harttila, ambassador
Tapio Saarela, ambassador
|Irmeli Mustonen, ambassador||2008-2011|
|Ulla Väistö, ambassador||2011-2015|
|Päivi Pohjanheimo, ambassador||2015-|