Merikasarmi, PO Box 176, 00023 Government, Finland
tel: +358 295 350 000
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Political Department: duties

The Political Department is responsible for matters relating to:

  • Finland’s foreign and security policy in general and global political and security issues
  • The Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) of the European Union
  • The Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) of the European Union
  • The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) and NATO-cooperation
  • Nordic security policy cooperation
  • Military crisis management and civilian crisis management
  • The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)
  • The Council of Europe
  • Arms control, defence materiel export issues, defence materiel cooperation, and international export control cooperation
  • Finnish state vessels and state aircraft licences
  • Human rights policy and general human rights and democracy issues
  • Coordination of UN issues and the UN General Assembly and Security Council
  • Global governance
  • Mediation issues
  • Preparation of international agreements and legislation concerning the tasks of the Department in cooperation with the Legal Service.

Political Department

Postal address:
Ministry for Foreign Affairs
Political Department
PO Box 412
00023 GOVERNMENT
FINLAND

Director General

Postal address:
Ministry for Foreign Affairs
Political Department
PO Box 412
00023 GOVERNMENT
FINLAND
Visiting address:
Laivastokatu 22 A MKA2
00160 HELSINKI
FINLAND
Kirsti Kauppi
  • Director General
  • tel. +358 295 351561
  • tel. +358 9 16055032
Anne Nummelin
  • Executive Secretary
  • tel. +358 295 351178
  • tel. +358 9 16055033
Anu Konttinen
  • Adviser to the Under-Secretary of State
  • tel. +358 295 351428
  • tel. +358 9 1605 5158
E-mail addresses of the Ministry employees are composed as follows: firstname.lastname@formin.fi. Scandinavian characters are replaced by: ä=a, ö=o, å=a.

Deputy Director General

Postal address:
Ministry for Foreign Affairs
Political Department
PO Box 412
00023 GOVERNMENT
FINLAND
Visiting address:
Laivastokatu 22 A MKA2
00160 HELSINKI
FINLAND
Timo Kantola
  • Deputy Director General
  • tel. +358 295 351477
  • tel. +358 50 4413872
Marjaleena da Silva Goncalves
  • Assistant
  • tel. +358 295 351181
  • tel. +358 9 16055006
Pirjo Veikanmaa
  • Administrative Officer
  • tel. +358 295 350764
E-mail addresses of the Ministry employees are composed as follows: firstname.lastname@formin.fi. Scandinavian characters are replaced by: ä=a, ö=o, å=a.

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