Change of Finnish Ambassador in Thailand 01.02.2005

     Current ambassador in Thailand Mr. Heikki Tuunanen will relocate to Pretoria to serve as ambassador from February 2005 onwards. Mr. Tuunanen has served as ambassador for Thailand, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Cambodia and Myanmar since 2000.
     Lars Backström, councilor for foreign affairs, has been appointed as the next ambassador in Thailand starting from 1st February 2005. Mr. Lars Backström has been working for the Finnish Foreign Ministry since 1982 and has been located in the embassies for Mexico City, Ankara and Lagos, the UN in New York and the EU in Brussels. Since 1997 Mr. Backström has been director of the Humanitarian Assistance of Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland.

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