“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.
Mr. Erkki Liikanen, Chairman of the Bank of Finland hosted the Consular Corps at the beautiful Central Bank Building in Helsinki. The afternoon included two very actual presentations about the economy, Finland, Russia and Europe Union and was closed with a guided tour showing the outstanding art collections.