The task of the Embassy of Finland in Pretoria is to promote Finland's national interests abroad and to supervise interests and rights of the Finnish citizens in South Africa. The Embassy maintains contact between South African and Finnish officials and makes our strengths known not only in South Africa but also in the so called accredited countries: Botswana, Lesotho and Mauritius. These duties are managed together with the network of Honorary Consuls.
South Africa is Finland's number one partner in trade in Africa. Finland is striving to deepen bilateral relations with South Africa through sustainable partnerships especially in the fields of innovation, climate and environmental issues, education and entrepreneurship, in line with the 2009 Declaration of Intent on Deepening Bilateral Relations and Strengthening Partnerships.