Finland–Mozambique relations refers to the bilateral relationship of Finland and Mozambique. Finland recognised Mozambique on July 4, 1975. Both countries established diplomatic relations on July 18, 1975. Mozambique is represented in Finland through its embassy in Stockholm, Sweden. Finland has an embassy in Maputo. In November 2008, Finland's President Tarja Halonen called her country's relationship with Mozambique "excellent".
Since 1987, Mozambique has been one of Finland's main partner countries for development aid, with Mozambique receiving 23 million Euros in 2008. In 2009, Finland's aid contribution to Mozambique increased to 26.6 million Euros. In 2008, development aid was used in the agriculture, education and health sectors. In October 2008, Finnish Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Paavo Väyrynen visited Mozambique to discuss development and trade.
Much of Finland's aid was directed towards rural development, specifically with the goals of increasing agricultural productivity and increasing farmers’ income.
- Speech by President of the Republic of Finland Tarja Halonen at a banquet given in honour of President of the Republic of Mozambique Armando Emílio Guebuza on 5 November 2008 11 November 2008
- Development Policy Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Finland
- Minister Väyrynen to Mozambique and Namibia Ministry of Foreign Affairs, October 10, 2008
- Finland's development cooperation with Mozambique Minister of Foreign Affairs, Finland
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