New Ambassador to Tanzania and new Director General to the Political Department
On Friday 22 May, the President of the Republic appointed Counsellor for Foreign Affairs Pekka Hukka to serve as Head of the Embassy of Finland in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania from 1 September 2015.
Hukka is currently Senior Adviser in the Department for Development Policy, participating in, for example, the International Conference on Financing for Development and the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI). Hukka has held different position in the Ministry and served in the Finnish mission in Dar es Salaam and as Deputy Permanent Representative of Finland to the OECD in Paris. He has also held positions in international financial institutions.
Hukka joined the Ministry in1985.
On 21 May, the Government appointed Counsellor for Foreign Affairs Jukka Salovaara to serve as Directore General of the Political Department for ääräajaksi 1.9.2015–31.8.2019.
Salovaara is currently Director General of the Department for Europe. In addition, Salovaara has worked as State Under-Secretary for EU Affairs in the Prime Minister's Office and Counsel in Parliament (parliamentary Foreign Affairs Committee).
Inquiries: Vesa Lehtonen, Deputy Director General for Personnel, tel. +358 295 351 439.