At the presidential session on Friday 10 April, the President of the Republic decided to appoint new Ambassadors to Singapore, Brussels and Kathmandu.
Counsellor for Foreign Affairs Paula Parviainen is to serve as Head of the Embassy of Finland in Singapore from 16 August 2015. Parviainen is currently serving as Deputy Head of Mission in the Embassy of Finland in Beijing. She has experience of diplomatic posts in the Permanent Mission of Finland to the UN in New York and the Embassy in Paris. In the Ministry, Parviainen has worked in the Department for External Economic Relations, the Protocol Department and the Unit for Asia and Oceania. She has also served as Press Attaché to the Minister for Foreign Trade. Parviainen joined the the Ministry for Foreign Affairs in 1995.
Counsellor for Foreign Affairs Timo Ranta is to serve as Head of the Embassy of Finland in Brussels and Counsellor for Foreign Affairs Jorma Suvanto is to serve as Head of the Embassy of Finland in Kathmandu from 1 September 2015.
In addition, the President of the Republic has decided that the Head of the Embassy of Finland in Beirut, Ambassador Matti Lassila, is to be side-accredited to Jordan.