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Department for Africa and the Middle East

Department for Africa and the Middle East

The Department for Africa and the Middle East handles issues related to the countries of Africa, the Middle East and the Persian Gulf region.

The Department deals with:

  • political, trade political, commercial and economic, and development cooperation issues related to bilateral relations, the EU's external relations, and multilateral institutions in respect of the countries in question;
  • regional organisations and other cooperation bodies;
  • Euro-Mediterranean Partnership and other cooperation projects in the aforementioned regions.

Postal address:

Ministry for Foreign Affairs
Department for Africa and the Middle East
PO Box 452
00023 GOVERNMENT
FINLAND
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Director General

E-mail:

Visiting address:

Kanavakatu 3 B
00160 HELSINKI
FINLAND

Postal address:

Ministry for Foreign Affairs
Department for Africa and the Middle East
PO Box 452
00023 GOVERNMENT
FINLAND
Latitude:
0

Personnel

Taru Halmevirta
  • Executive Secretary
  • tel. work +358 295 350 559
  • tel. work +358 9 160 555 54
Pertti Anttinen
  • Senior Adviser, steering and coordination of development cooperation
  • tel. work +358 295 351 595
Antti Loikas
  • Commercial Counsellor
  • tel. work +358 295 351 562
Pauliina Hellman
  • Senior Adviser, Development Policy
  • tel. work +358 295 351 567
Jussi Karakoski
  • Senior Adviser, Development Policy
  • tel. +358 295 350 965
  • tel. +358 40 731 4514
Emilia Mustajärvi
  • Project Assistant
  • tel. work +358 295 351 975
Olivia Packalén-Peltola
  • tel. work +358 295 351 502
E-mail addresses are in the form: forename.surname@formin.fi. Scandinavian characters are replaced by: ä=a, ö=o, å=a.

Deputy Director General

E-mail:

Postal address:

Ministry for Foreign Affairs
Department for Africa and the Middle East
PO Box 452
00023 GOVERNMENT
FINLAND

Visiting address:

Kanavakatu 3 B
00160 HELSINKI
FINLAND
Latitude:
0

Personnel

Kristiina Kuvaja-Xanthopoulos
  • Deputy Director General
  • tel. +358 295 351 280
E-mail addresses are in the form: forename.surname@formin.fi. Scandinavian characters are replaced by: ä=a, ö=o, å=a.
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