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
00023GOVERNMENT
FINLAND

Invoicing address

PL 5835
01051 LASKUT
FINLAND

Director General

Visiting address

Laivastokatu 22 A MKA2
00160 HELSINKI
FINLAND

Postal address

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

Invoicing address

PL 5835
01051 LASKUT
FINLAND
Fax:
  • fax +358 9 16055009
E-mail:

Personnel

Kirsti Kauppi
  • Director General
  • tel. work +358 295 351561
  • tel. work +358 9 16055032
Anne Nummelin
  • Executive Secretary
  • tel. work +358 295 351178
  • tel. work +358 9 16055033
Anu Konttinen
  • Adviser to the Under-Secretary of State
  • tel. work +358 295 351428
  • tel. work +358 9 1605 5158
Noora Tuomisto
E-mail addresses are in the form: forename.surname@formin.fi. Scandinavian characters are replaced by: ä=a, ö=o, å=a.

Deputy Director General

Visiting address

Laivastokatu 22 A MKA2
00160 HELSINKI
FINLAND

Postal address

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

Invoicing address

PL 5835
01051 LASKUT
FINLAND
Fax:
  • fax +358 9 16055009
E-mail:

Personnel

Timo Kantola
  • Deputy Director General
  • tel. +358 295 351477
  • tel. +358 50 4413872
Marjaleena da Silva Goncalves
  • Executive Secretary
  • tel. work +358 295 351181
  • tel. work +358 9 16055006
Pirjo Veikanmaa
  • Administrative Officer
  • tel. +358 295 350764
E-mail addresses are in the form: forename.surname@formin.fi. Scandinavian characters are replaced by: ä=a, ö=o, å=a.

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