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Paavo Rantanen

Former Foreign Minister

Paavo Rantanen is a former Finnish diplomat and former Minister for Foreign Affairs.

From 1958 until 1988, Paavo Rantanen served at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs where he held several posts including Undersecretary of Foreign Trade and Finnish Ambassador to Washington. From 1988 until 1995, he was on the Executive Board of Nokia. In 1995, he was appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs in the Cabinet of Prime Minister Esko Aho.