Government Communications Department
Press release 433/2013
On Thursday 17 October, the President of the Republic appointed MP Pekka Haavisto as Member of Government and assigned him as Minister for International Development at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and responsible for matters under the mandate of the Prime Minister’s Office. On the same occasion, the President of the Republic released upon request Heidi Hautala from her responsibilities as Member of Government and Minister for International Development.
The Government plenary session made decisions on the division of responsibilities among ministers, members of Cabinet Committees and ministers' deputies. Pekka Haavisto is a member of the Cabinet Finance Committee and Cabinet Committee on European Union Affairs.
Inquiries: Olli-Pekka Heinonen, State Secretary, Prime Minister's Office, tel. +358 295 160 280