Under-Secretary of State (Development Policy)

Development Policy, Middle East and Africa

The Under-Secretary of State assists the Minister and the Secretary of State, who serves as Permanent State Secretary. The duties include participating in the handling of matters that fall under the mandate of the Secretary of State, promoting and coordinating the management of international affairs carried out by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and other public authorities, coordinating the handling of matters that fall under the area of her responsibilities in the Ministry, and following the activities of the departments in the Ministry that are of key importance from the point of view of her responsibilities.


  • avs-keo@formin.fi


Elina Kalkku
Under-Secretary of State, Development Policy
Jasmin Altay
Executive Secretary
  • +358 295 351 426
  • +358 9 160 564 01
Anna Savolainen
Adviser to the Under-Secretary of State
  • +358 295 350 467

E-mail addresses are in the form: forename.surname@formin.fi. Scandinavian characters are replaced by: ä=a, ö=o, å=a.