Under Secretary of State (International Trade)

International Trade, 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.


  • AVS-KPO@gov.fi

Post address

Ministry for Foreign Affairs
PO Box 176

Visiting address

Merikasarminkatu 5 F


Jarno Syrjälä
Under-secretary of State
external economic relations
  • +358 295 350 205
Erkki Seppänen
Adviser to the Under-Secretary of State
  • +358 295 351 565
Jukka Kyhäräinen
  • +358 295 350 884
Nina Männikkö
Executive Assistant
  • +358 295 350 524

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