Under Secretary of State, External Economic Relations

External Economic Relations, America, Asia and Oceania

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.


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Post address

Ministry for Foreign Affairs
PO Box 176

Visiting address

Eteläesplanadi 4

Invoice address

OVT: 0037024597392201
Operator: OpusCapita Solutions Oy (E204503)

Nina Vaskunlahti
Under-Secretary of State, External Economic Relations
  • +358 295 350 052
Hannu Lehtinen
Executive Assistant
  • +358 295 350 450
Erkki Seppänen
Adviser to the Under-Secretary of State
  • +358 295 351 565

Business to Government network


  • tsl-05@formin.fi
Matti Lassila
Ambassador for Energy and Circular Economy
  • +358 50 467 9186
  • +358 295 350 299
Marjaana Sall
Ambassador for Education
  • +358 295 350 266
Jarmo Sareva
Ambassador for Innovation
  • +358 295 350 418
Päivi Sillanaukee
Ambassador for Health and Wellbeing
  • +358 295 350 705
Pekka Voutilainen
Ambassador for Trade and Development
  • +358 295 350 362

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