New Finnish Ambassador presented credentials to Singapore’s President

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The new Ambassador of Finland to Singapore Antti Vänskä presented his Letter of Credence to the President of Singapore Halimah Yacob at the ceremony taking place on June 27, 2019 at the office of the President at Istana.

The ceremony began with an inspection of the Guard-of-Honour. Next, Ambassador Vänskä and President Yacob had a conversation regarding Finland and Singapore’s relationship and important works of each country.

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The President Yacob expressed her particular interest on Finland’s work for equality. Ambassador Vänskä likewise showed his enthusiasm about his tenure in Singapore and his intention to promote cooperation of Finland and Singapore to the best of his ability.

The new Ambassador started his work in Singapore since June 1, 2019. Before taking his role in Singapore, Vänskä had been working in the Diplomatic Service for more than 10 years. He has previously worked in Berlin and St Petersburg. He joined the Ministry in 1996 before serving four years as Deputy Head of Mission at Embassy of Finland in Washington DC since 2015.

Photo credits: MCI

Ambassador Vänskä’s statement posted by Embassy’s website wrote, “The Finnish community in Singapore is sizeable and there are dozens of Finnish companies operating actively in Singapore.
“Finland and Singapore have a lot of cooperation in multiple sectors and the relationship of the two countries is very good.”

Source: Embassy of Finland in Singapore

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