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Switchboard: +358 295 16001
Contact information

Department for the Americas and Asia

Department for the Americas and Asia

The Department for the Americas and Asia handles issues related to the following countries:

The United States of America and Canada; Argentine, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru and Venezuela and other Latin American and Caribbean countries; Afghanistan, China, Indonesia, India, Japan, North Korea, Malaysia, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and other countries in Asia; Australia, New Zealand and the rest of Oceania.

The Department deals with the following issues:

  • political, trade political, commercial and economic, and development cooperation issues related to bilateral relations, the EU's external relations, and multilateral institutions in respect of the countries in question;
  • regional organisations and other cooperation bodies;
  • transatlantic relations;
  • the EU's relations with regional cooperation arrangements based in Latin American and Caribbean and Asian countries.
Fax:
  • fax +358 9 160 560 09

Postal address:

Ministry for Foreign Affairs
Department for the Americas and Asia
PO Box 26
00023 GOVERNMENT
FINLAND

Visiting address:

Kirkkokatu 12
00170 HELSINKI
FINLAND

Director General

E-mail:

Visiting address:

Kirkkokatu 12
00170 HELSINKI
FINLAND

Postal address:

Ministry for Foreign Affairs
Department for the Americas and Asia
PO Box 26
00023 GOVERNMENT
FINLAND

Personnel

Kimmo Lähdevirta
  • Director General
  • tel. work +358 295 351 746
Tiina Hakala-Gros
  • Executive Secretary
  • tel. work +358 9 160 562 14
  • tel. +358 295 351 936
  • tel. +358 50 599 0921
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

E-mail:

Postal address:

Ministry for Foreign Affairs
Department for the Americas and Asia
PO Box 26
00023 GOVERNMENT
FINLAND

Visiting address:

Kirkkokatu 12
00170 HELSINKI
FINLAND

Personnel

Eija Rotinen
  • Deputy Director General
  • tel. work +358 295 351 731
Gunilla Kullberg
  • Senior Adviser, Development Policy
  • tel. work +358 295 350 558
Helena Perikangas
  • Administrative Officer, financial administration
  • tel. work +358 295 351 832
Sanna Takala
  • Senior Adviser, Development Policy
  • tel. work +358 295 351 575
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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