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.


  • avs-pal@formin.fi

Post address

Ministry for Foreign Affairs
PO Box 176

Visiting address

Eteläesplanadi 4

Invoice address

OVT: 0037024597392008
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Pirkko Hämäläinen
Pirkko Hämäläinen
Under-secretary of State
internal and external services
  • +358 295 351 429
  • +358 9 160 550 20
Lauri Aaltonen
Ambassador, Co-ordinator for development projects
  • +358 295 351 044
Eija Gaiani
Executive Secretary
  • +358 295 350 678
Virpi Kukkasniemi-Leino
Adviser to the Under-Secretary of State
  • +358 295 351 081

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