The Honorary Consulate of Finland in Dubrovnik was officially opened yesterday, and the new Honorary Consul is Hrvoje Brbora. The opening was attended by the Finnish Ambassador to Croatia, Kalle Kankaanpää, who spoke about the rich history of diplomacy in Dubrovnik. And the Mayor of Dubrovnik, Mato Franković, welcomed the guests on this occasion.
"Today, the importance of a city is demonstrated by the number of consular representations in that city. Dubrovnik currently has 14 of them, and we expect one more soon, with a tendency for further growth. This shows how important and significant Dubrovnik is on the international scene. Everyone wants to have their consulate in Dubrovnik to demonstrate how much they are available to their citizens," said Mayor Franković.
He emphasized the demanding task that consuls perform and how they contribute to the improvement of service quality in our city. He thanked all honorary consuls for their selfless dedication and assistance to the residents of the countries that appointed them, and emphasized the importance of all municipal services being accessible to them in carrying out their work.
Mayor Franković also thanked Ambassador Kankaanpää for the excellent cooperation over the years, expressed his wish for such cooperation to continue, and extended special congratulations to the new Honorary Consul, Hrvoje Brbora.
The new premises of the Honorary Consulate of Finland in Dubrovnik will be located at Hotel Lapad.