Finnish ambassador Saloranta bids farewell to Namibia

Finnish ambassador Saloranta bids farewell to Namibia

The ambassador of Finland bade farewell to President Hage Geingob at State House on Wednesday after a six year stint.
Anne Saloranta was first the Head of Mission when she opened the office six years ago but was promoted to full ambassador when the status of the office was upgraded.
A year thereafter Namibia reciprocated and also opened an embassy in Helsinki.
Relations between Namibia and Finland date back more than a 100 years when Finnish missionaries arrived to spread Christianity.
The missionaries set up schools, some of which educated national leaders.
President Geingob said that the Finnish involvement in education had a lasting impact on the country as a number of leading figures in society were educated there.