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The Em-bassy LUSK - Embassy of Finland, Lusaka : Embassy

EMBASSY OF FINLAND, Lusaka

Haile Selassie Avenue, Opposite Ndeke House, Longacres
P.O. Box 50819, Lusaka, Zambia
Tel. +260-211-251988/251234
E-mail: sanomat.lus@formin.fi
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The Embassy of Finland

 Operational framework

The Embassy of Finland in Lusaka maintains and enhances relations between Finland, Zambia, Malawi and Zimbabwe within the framework of  Finnish foreign, trade, and development cooperation policies as well as the common goals of the European Union. The Embassy’s main activities include development cooperation, the safeguarding and promotion of Finland's national interests abroad and the supervision of interests and rights of Finnish citizens in Zambia.

The objective of development cooperation is to achieve concrete results in the promotion of sustainable economic growth, ultimately aimed  at poverty reduction. Environmentally and economically sustainable development constitutes the foundation for cooperation and strengthens the public sector’s capacity to implement policies.   

Zambia is Finland’s long-term development cooperation partner, whilst Zimbabwe’s transitional government is supported in its post-conflict recovery. In Malawi, again, the main focus is on support to the civil society.

The Embassy of Finland provides services for Finnish companies interested in investing in Zambia, Zimbabwe and Malawi, and aims to link African businesses to Finnish ones offers consular services and security for Finnish citizens and  grants travel documents for foreign nationals wishing to travel to Finland. Importantly, the Embassy  promotes image of Finland abroad.

 The main tasks of the Embassy of Finland in Lusaka are:

  • To plan and monitor implementation of bilateral cooperation between Zambia and Finland in order to ensure its effectiveness in poverty reduction, environmental and economic sustainability and public governance
  • To plan the content of transitional multi-donor support to Zimbabwe and monitor effectiveness of its implementation as well as to  plan and monitor grants for Malawian civil society organisations
  • To enhance bilateral, multilateral and local development cooperation’s effectiveness and coherence
  • To contribute to Zambian, Zimbabwean and Malawian operational environments in order to strengthen good governance and democracy, put in place conditions necessary for business operations  and to maintain and enhance cultural identities
  • To assist Finnish companies in Zambia, Zimbabwe and Malawi in establishing cooperation relationships and facilitate trade between local companies and Finland
  • To offer security and consular services to Finnish citizens, and travel documents to foreign nationalstraveling to Finland
  • To enhance a positive image of Finland through cultural cooperation, media exposure and representative functions

 

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Updated 9/27/2010


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