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

Political Department

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
  • Disarmament and non-proliferation
  • 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.

Postal address:

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

Director General

Visiting address:

Laivastokatu 22 A MKA2
00160 HELSINKI
FINLAND

Postal address:

Ministry for Foreign Affairs
Political Department
PO Box 412
00023 GOVERNMENT
FINLAND
Fax:
  • fax +358 9 160 550 09
E-mail:

Personnel

Jukka Salovaara
  • Director General
  • tel. work +358 295 350 636
  • tel. work +358 9 160 550 32
Lisa Kestilä
  • Assistant
  • tel. work +358 295 351 754
Anne Nummelin
  • Executive Secretary
  • tel. work +358 295 351 178
  • tel. work +358 9 160 550 33
Marco Pribilla
  • Adviser to the Under-Secretary of State
  • tel. work +358 295 351 322
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
00023 GOVERNMENT
FINLAND
Fax:
  • fax +358 9 160 550 09
E-mail:

Personnel

Timo Kantola
  • Deputy Director General
  • tel. +358 295 351 477
Marjaleena da Silva Goncalves
  • Executive Secretary
  • tel. work +358 295 351 181
  • tel. work +358 9 160 550 06
Marja Nykänen
  • Administrative Officer
  • tel. +358 295 351 442
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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