Diplomatic relations between Bhutan and the Republic of Finland were established on 1 May 1986.
Mr. Tshering Gyaltshen Penjor, Ambassador of Bhutan in Belgium, is accredited to Finland. H.E. Mr. Harri Kämäräinen, Ambassador of Finland to Bhutan with residence in Helsinki, is accredited to Bhutan.
Finland has supported watershed conservation and forest conservation under Community based Natural Resources Management. Finland also supported the Department of Hydro-met Services (DHMS), Ministry of Economic Affairs through the project “Strengthening Hydro Meteorological Service for Bhutan” to improve the capacity of DHMS to manage and produce high quality weather information and services. The Finnish Defence Forces International Centre – FINCENT supported the training of two armed forces officers for the UN’s Comprehensive Protection of Civilians Course (UNPCOC).