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History of representation

History of diplomatic relations between Finland and Cyprus

  • Cyprus becomes independent 16.08.1960
  • Finland acknowledges Cyprus 16.08.1960
  • Diplomatic relations established 02.09.1961
  • Representation from Rome or Tel Aviv 1961- 30.06.2004
  • Embassy established and a resident Ambassador nominated 01.07.2004

Heads of mission 

Oskar Vahervuori, Envoy (Nicosia / Rome)

1961-1964

Oskar Vahervuori, Ambassador (Nicosia / Rome)

1964-1968

Leo Tuominen, Ambassador (Nicosia / Rome)

1968-1969

Jorma Vanamo, Ambassador (Nicosia/Rome)

1970-1975

Matti Kahiluoto, Ambassador (Nicosia /Tel Aviv)

1975-1981

Paaso Helminen, Ambassador (Nicosia /Tel Aviv)

1981-1982

Erkki Mäentakanen, Ambassador (Nicosia /Tel Aviv)

1982-1984

Taneli Kekkonen, Ambassador (Nicosia / Tel Aviv)

1984-1985

Osmo Väinölä, Ambassador (Nicosia / Tel Aviv)

1985-1989

Pekka J. Korvenheimo, Ambassador (Nicosia / Tel Aviv)

1989-1993

Arto Tanner, Ambassador (Nicosia / Tel Aviv)

1993-1997

Pasi Patokallio, Ambassador (Nicosia / Tel Aviv)

1997-2003

Kari Veijalainen, Ambassador (Nicosia /Tel Aviv)

2003-2004

Risto Piipponen, Ambassador (Nicosia)

2004-2008

Riitta Resch, Ambassador (Nicosia)

2008-2012

 Anu Saarela, Ambassador (Nicosia)

2012-2016

Timo Heino, Ambassador (Nicosia)

2016-

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