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.
Department for the Americas and Asia: contact information
Postal address: MFA, Merikasarmi, Department for the Americas and Asia, PL 513, 00023 Government, Finland
Visiting address: Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Katajanokanlaituri 3, 00160 Helsinki
Director General for the Department for the Americas and Asia is Ms. Elina Kalkku.
Ms. Elina Kalkku, Director General
tel. +358-9-1605 5326
Ms. Outi Hella, Secretary
tel. +358-9-1605 6214
Deputy Director General for the Department for the Americas and Asia is Ms. Eija Rotinen.
Ms. Eija Rotinen, Deputy Director General
tel. +358-9-1605 5694
Ms. Minna-Mari Salminen, Adviser to the Director General
tel. +358-9-1605 5382
Mr. Pekka Seppälä, Advisor (development co-operation)
tel. +358-9-1605 6322
Ms. Gunilla Kullberg, Advisor (development co-operation)
tel. +358-9-1605 5751