A warm welcome to the official website of the Embassy of Finland! The Embassy of Finland in Cyprus serves the interests of the whole Finnish society. The Embassy is located near the Old Town of Nicosia and operates at the same premises with the Embassy of Sweden.
Finland has been committed to working towards the solution for the Cyprus problem for decades. The first mediator to serve in Cyprus was UN Secretary General Mr. Sakari Tuomioja in 1964. Over 10 000 Finns served in the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus UNFICYP from 1966 to 2004.
Cyprus has been divided since 1974, and the Embassy of Finland actively follows the negotiations for the reunification of the island. The Embassy makes efforts to support the peace process and aims at helping to minimize the problems caused by the division.
The Embassy helps to enhance the relationship between Finland and Cyprus by expanding and deepening the political, economic and other networks between the two countries. The essential goals of the Embassy are to further develop the EU partnership between the countries, to discover new opportunities for economic cooperation, and to utilize the Finnish know-how; for instance among startups and education.
The Embassy assists Finnish companies in discovering new export opportunities in the spirit of Team Finland. There are no other Team Finland organizations operating in Cyprus, but the Embassy makes efforts to support companies within its resources.
Cyprus holds a positive image of Finland as an interesting and trustworthy country, and the good country brand further contributes to our work. There is demand for Finnish expertise and know-how.
Consular services are a significant part of the tasks of the Embassy. The Embassy keeps close contact with Finnish citizens living in Cyprus, providing them, as well as Finnish tourists visiting the island, efficient and proficient service. We encourage all Finnish citizens to inform the Embassy about their stay on the island by making a travel notification at http://www.matkustusilmoitus.fi/.
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