CC Spring Event at Kirkniemi Estate

May 22, 2018

Consular Corps Spring Event took place at the beautiful Kirkniemi Manor in Lohja, Finland. An outstanding estate with such an interesting history over the Swedish, Russian and eventually Finnish era during the last centuries.

Consular Corps wish to thank Metsä Group and also our wonderful hosts and superb tour guide for this exclusive opportunity to spend a wonderful afternoon at Kirkniemi!

Mr. Wille Eerola, Secretary of Consular Corps, Hon. Consul General of Pakistan and Mr. Harry Blässar, Dean of Consular Corps, Hon. Consul General of Bangladesh in front of the painting of Marshall C.G. Mannerheim.

Consular Luncheon 7 May 2018 with Mr. Erkki Tuomioja as the Guest Speaker

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.

Mr. Erkki Tuomioja joined the Consular Corps in Finland for a Luncheon in Helsinki on 7th May, 2018


Mr. Harry Blässar, Dean of Consular Corps and Hon. Consul General of Bangladesh thanked Mr. Erkki Tuomioja for his speech and time with the Consular Corps.

Consular Luncheon with Mr. Timo Soini, Minister of Foreign Affairs for Finland

March 20, 2018, Svenska Klubben, Helsinki

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.

Dean of Consular Corps, Honorary Consul General Harry Blässar thanked Foreign Minister Timo Soini for his great speech at the CC Luncheon on March 20, 2018.




Commonwealth Day Cocktails at B3CF

28 February 2018

British & Commonwealth Chamber of Commerce in Finland hosted the Honorary Consuls representing Commonwealth countries in Finland for a Commonwealth Day Cocktails at their office in Helsinki. 

Garry Parker and Vladislav Dobrokhotov from British & Commonwealth Chamber of Commerce in Finland presented the current affairs of CW.

Consular Corps Luncheon, 5 Feb 2018

5 Feb 2018 , Helsinki

First Consular Corps event of 2018 held in Helsinki with Ph.D. Lasse Lehtinen as the Guest Speaker.  


Dean of Consular Corps, Mr. Harry Blässar (left) and Ph.D. Lasse Lehtinen, Guest Speaker at the first CC event of 2018.

Mr. Lehtinen, well-known author, politician and historian shared his views over Finland through the decades, from 1910s to present, in his very interesting speech to the Consuls.

Consular Corps in Finland express also its gratitude to Consul Christian Borenius, former Secretary of Consular Corps, for his strong role in the actions of CCs for the last ten years.

Honorary Consul Mr. Christian Borenius, Honorary Consul Mrs. Marja-Liisa Rosberg and Dean, Honorary Consul General, Mr. Harry Blässar.


Consular Corps Luncheon 9 November, 2017

09.11.2017, Helsinki

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 time for Finland reaching today’s festive celebrations of Finland 100 Years of Independence.


Consular Corps Luncheon 10 October 2017

10.10.2017 , Helsinki

“Suomi 50 Years, and Australia 50 Years ago”, speech by Harry Blässar.

Consular Corps Event, 10 October 2017

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.