Finland and FICAC

FICAC – Federation Internationale des Corps et Associations Consulaires

FICAC was established on the 2nd October 1982 in Copenhagen on the initiative of Mr. Vagn Jespersen, Consul General of Monaco in Denmark.

Countries present of the signatories of the Resolution agreed upon were: Denmark, Finland, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Norway, and Sweden.

Those representatives signing the Resolution on the October 2nd 1982 were:

Harry Berner, Finland
George J. Besi, Greece
Harry Blässar, Finland
Kristjan G. Gislason, Iceland
John Santikos, Greece
Dr. Oreste Geraci, Italy
Per J. Lindgaard, Norway
Knut Halvorsen, Norway
Nils-Eric Wranne, Sweden
Torsten Bjurman, Sweden
Ole Olsen, Denmark
Vagn Jespersen, Denmark
Poul Åkerlund, Denmark
Stig Källen, Sweden

Please click here to see the original FICAC resolution from 1982.

CG Vagn Jespersen acted as President until 1995, when he was elected Honorary President for lifetime. As new President was elected Consul General of Indonesia in Cyprus, Mr. Andreas Mavrommatis, former Permanent Representative of the Republic of Cyprus to the UN. Amongst the Board Members were CG Mr. Harry Berner 1982 – 1995 and CG Mr. Harry Blässar 1995 – 2000.

However, in 2020 the Board of Consular Corps in Finland decided to leave the global platform of FICAC after 38 years to concentrate more actively on the regional relations in the Nordics and Baltic region, both with increasing activities in diplomacy, trade and culture.

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