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St. Louis, MO (KSDK) - The Nordic nation of Finland inaugurated an honorary consulate in St. Louis later this month to further strengthen Finnish-US cultural and educational relations.
Finland named Peter MacKeith its 29th Honorary Consul in the United States.
MacKeith, currently serving as both Associate Dean and Associate Professor of Architecture in the Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts at Washing University, will focus on strengthening relations between research and academic institutions as well as mapping out commercial potential of the region.
St. Louis' Finnish ties are epitomized by the Gateway Arch, designed by Finnish-American architect Eero Saarinen.