Heikki Haavisto

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Ministeri (Minister)
Heikki Haavisto
Foreign Minister of Finland
In office
5 May 1993 – 3 February 1995
Preceded by Paavo Väyrynen
Succeeded by Paavo Rantanen
Personal details
Born (1935-08-20) 20 August 1935 (age 81)
Raisio
Political party Centre Party
Occupation politician, lobbyist

Heikki Haavisto (born 20 August 1935 in Raisio)[1] is a Finnish politician and lobbyist. He was the Finnish foreign minister in Esko Aho's cabinet between 1993 and 1995 representing Centre Party.

Haavisto was a long-term chairman of MTK, a lobby organization of Central Union of Agricultural Producers and Forest Owners. He was the chairman of the organization between 1976 and 1994. He is an agronom by education.

Haavisto was one of the chief negotiators, when Finland negotiated the accession into the European Union. He resigned as the foreign minister on 21.1.1995 due to a serious illness.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ministerikortisto". Valtioneuvosto (Finnish Government). Archived from the original on 2011-06-12. Retrieved 2010-10-30. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Paavo Väyrynen
Foreign Minister of Finland
1993–1995
Succeeded by
Paavo Rantanen