May 7, 2018 at Old Student House – Vanha Ylioppilastalo – in Helsinki
Mr. Erkki Tuomioja, former Minister for Foreign Affairs of Finland and one of the Founding Members of “Historians Without Borders” association joined the Consular Corps Luncheon with an interesting speech and discussion about the world’s history, facts and fakes, rewritten and retold ones.
Consular Corps had a great pleasure to have Mr. Timo Soini, Minister of Foreign Affairs for Finland, as the guest speaker at the CC Event of March. Total 60 representatives of 50 countries joined this great luncheon with interesting speech and active Q&A session.
Professor Henrik Meinander’s presentation about history of Finland and roles of Marshall Mannerheim.
Proferssor Meinanders’s speech with many interestin gextracts of the exciting story about the excursion of the Finnish people through several different stages of its history towards its present standing as an independent nation shared with the representatives of Consular Corps and Diplomatics, this year being a remarkable point of timefor Finland reaching today’s festive celebrations of Finland 100 Years of Independence.
“Suomi 50 Years, and Australia 50 Years ago”, speech by Harry Blässar.
Hon. Consul General Harry Blässar-s speech and presentation about the time when Finland celebrated its 50th Anniversary of Independence when he worked in Australia, and acted as Honorary Vice-Consul of Finland in Sydney. There are many features about life in Australia in those days and about the Finns immigrating to “Down Under” in the 1960’s.
The Consular Corps in Finland assigned Mr Harry Blässar, the Honorary Consul General of Bangladesh, as the Dean of the Consular Corps in March 2017. He succeeds in this assignment Mr Gaius Gyllenbögel who passed away recently.