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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.


Postal address:

Ministry for Foreign Affairs
PO Box 455

Visiting address:

Kanavakatu 3 B


Pirkko Hämäläinen
  • Under-Secretary of State
  • Under-secretary of State, internal and external services
  • tel. work +358 295 351 429
  • tel. work +358 9 160 550 20
  • CV
Lauri Aaltonen
  • Ambassador, Co-ordinator for development projects
  • tel. work +358 295 351 044
Päivi Lahe
  • Executive Secretary
  • tel. work +358 295 350 617
  • tel. work +358 9 160 550 21
Virpi Kukkasniemi-Leino
  • Adviser to the Under-Secretary of State
  • tel. work +358 295 351 081
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Updated 5/3/2018

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