Under-Secretary of State (Internal and External Services)

Under-Secretary of State

Legal Service, Consular Services, Protocol Services, Administrative Services and Financial Management Unit

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.


  • avspalsan@gov.fi

Post address

Ministry for Foreign Affairs
PO Box 176

Visiting address

Laivastokatu 22


Pekka Puustinen
Under-secretary of State
Internal and External Services
  • +358 295 350 228
Salla Romakkaniemi
Adviser to the Under-Secretary of State
  • +358 295 350 314
Eija Gaiani
Executive Secretary
  • +358 295 350 678
Anne Sipiläinen
Reforming the foreign affairs administration
  • +358 295 350 148
Viivi Viljanen
Seasonal Worker
  • +358 295 350 495

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