Ministry of Foreign Affairs to open a Permanent Resident Mission in Helsinki

WINDHOEK: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is planning to open a Permanent Resident Mission in Helsinki, Finland this year.

This was revealed by Veterans’ Affairs Minister Nickey Iyambo at a reception held in Windhoek last Wednesday to mark the elevation of the Finnish mission in Namibia to ambassadorial level.

The Finnish mission in Windhoek has been run by a charge d’affaires since the establishment of the mission at Namibia’s independence in 1990.

Namibia will also open new missions in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo; Dakar, Senegal; and Accra, Ghana as part of the Namibain government’s Foreign Mission Representation Programme, which also forms part of the implementation of the National Development Plan (NDP) and fulfilment of Vision 2030.

Namibia’s mission in Stockholm, Sweden catered for Finland and other Nordic countries.

The head of the Finnish mission here, Anne Kristiina Saloranta last Thursday presented her letter of credentials to President Hifikepunye Pohamba as the new Ambassador of Finland to Namibia.