Permanent State Secretary

The highest permanent civil servant of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, the Permanent State Secretary, has over-all responsibility for the activities and organisation of the foreign policy administration as well as the development of the personnel policy.

He also directs the financial and strategy planning of his administration and supervises the preparation of the budget and its implemention, whilst being in charge of important projects in his domain.

The Permanent State Secretary also follows the work of the different departments, units and embassies of the Foreign Ministry and is active in international politics.

E-mail

  • VSI@formin.fi

Post address

Permanent State Secretary
PO Box 412
00023
GOVERNMENT
FINLAND

Visiting address

Laivastokatu 22 A MKA2
00160
HELSINKI
FINLAND

Invoice address

OVT: 0037024597392004
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Matti Anttonen
Matti Anttonen
Permanent State Secretary
  • +358 295 350 272
  • +358 9 160 550 10
CV
Peter Stenlund
Peter Stenlund
Senior Adviser
special assignment
  • +358 295 350 618
CV
Ritva Lähde
Executive Secretary
  • +358 295 351 397
  • +358 9 160 550 11
Ilkka Nordberg
Adviser to the Secretary of State
  • +358 295 350 536

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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