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New Defence attaché to Egypt, Lieutenant colonel Olli Ovaska

Ovaska Olli

Hello, I am a 41-year-old officer, husband and a father and have been appointed as the Defence attaché from Finland to Egypt and Israel from the beginning of 1st August 2017. I am stationed in Israel, but I am planning to spend as much time as possible in Egypt during my tenure.

I have served in the Middle East earlier, when I was serving as a United Nations' Military observer in UNTSO during 2006-2007. From that era I was left with a feeling that I want to come back to the Middle East again. And luckily, ten years after, it was possible again.

As a defense attaché I act as a point of contact between the Finnish defence forces and the corresponding organizations both in Egypt and Israel. I also try to support the Ambassador and the other colleagues in the embassy as much as I can, regarding matters of my own expertise.

I am looking forward of coming to Egypt and supporting the Finnish Embassy in any way possible.

Olli Ovaska

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Updated 8/16/2017

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