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Government of Finland and its agencies


Finland pursues an active bilateral and multilateral foreign and security policy. In a world of mutual interdependencies, this fosters sustainable development and promotes international stability, peace, democracy, human rights, the rule of law, and equality. 

Finland has pledged to bear its share of the global responsibility for implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. All of the Foreign Service’s priorities promote the attainment of the goals set in the 2030 Agenda. The Foreign Service also promotes sustainable development through its operating practices in the Ministry and the missions abroad. The Foreign Service plays a part in ensuring that sustainable development and consistent and coherent action are integral to Finland's foreign policy overall and that there is improved coordination between all administrative branches. Through development policy and development cooperation, Africa will remain Finland's central partner in the promotion of sustainable development. 6 (7) In its international cooperation, the Foreign Service will emphasise Finland's experiences and practices. These include the priorities set out in the Government Report on the Implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, namely a carbon-neutral and resource-wise Finland and a non-discriminating, equal and competent Finland. 

Source: Finnish Foreign Service

At present Finland has an embassy in Kazakhstan and consulate in Kyrgyzstan. More information on Finnish policy priorities in the region and available sources of funding or types of cooperation can be found here


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