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Erkki Sakari Tuomioja (born 1 July 1946) is a Finnish politician. He is a member of the Finnish Parliament. From 2000 to 2007 and 2011 to 2015, he was the Minister for Foreign Affairs. He was President of the Nordic Council in 2008.[2]

Erkki Tuomioja
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Minister for Foreign Affairs[1]
In office
22 June 2011 – 28 May 2015
Prime MinisterJyrki Katainen
Alexander Stubb
Preceded byAlexander Stubb
Succeeded byTimo Soini
In office
25 February 2000 – 18 April 2007
Prime MinisterPaavo Lipponen
Anneli Jäätteenmäki
Matti Vanhanen
Preceded byTarja Halonen
Succeeded byIlkka Kanerva
President of the Nordic Council
In office
Preceded byDagfinn Høybråten
Succeeded bySinikka Bohlin
Personal details
Born (1946-07-01) 1 July 1946 (age 73)
Helsinki, Finland
Political partySocial Democratic Party
Spouse(s)Marja Helena Rajala (from 1978)
Alma materUniversity of Helsinki
WebsiteOfficial website

Tuomioja is a member of the Social Democratic Party of Finland.


  1. "Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland - Ministers of Foreign Affairs". Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  2. "Nordisk Råds tidligere præsidenter — Nordisk samarbeid" (in Norwegian). Norden. Retrieved 2012-09-12.