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Roy Eriksson, ambassador of Finland to Canada, joined the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland in 1990 and became ambassador to Canada in summer 2019, after having served as ambassador to Mexico and accredited to nine other countries in Central America and the Caribbean. He previously served in Ottawa between 1995 and 1998 as the deputy head of mission and has also served in Berlin (Germany), Ankara (Turkey) and in the Permanent Representation of Finland to the European Union in Brussels (Belgium). He holds a master’s degree in political science from the University of Helsinki. Finland currently holds the rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union.