The primary goal of our work here at the Embassy is to enhance the Finnish-U.S. relationship. We are in the United States to strengthen Finland’s role as a U.S. companion and to enhance well-being and safety as well as competitiveness, trade and investments in both countries.
The Finnish diplomats provide American decision-makers with information on our positions. In turn, we collect information on American views to facilitate decision making in Finland and the European Union.
We act as a mediator in helping Finnish companies gain access to, and participation in, the U.S. market. The Embassy represents Finland in the international monetary and scientific institutions based in the Washington area.
We work in close co-operation with the Finnish-American community in the U.S. We help Finnish-Americans preserve and keep in touch with their cultural heritage. The Embassy protects all Finnish citizens and defends their rights.
The Embassy presents displays of Finnish culture regularly for the general public and provides them with information services. The Finnish chancery in Washington, D.C. welcomes approximately 18,000 visitors each year.
To us, openness and transparency are important tokens of a democratic society. This web site is designed to help inform our visitors about what we do and why. Find out more about what we do also on Facebook and Twitter. You can also follow me on Twitter.
Ambassador of Finland to the United States