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Jussi Saramo appointed Minister of Education

Government Communications DepartmentMinistry of Education and Culture
Publication date 17.12.2020 14.41
Press release

On Thursday 17 December, the President of the Republic appointed Member of Parliament Jussi Saramo as Minister of Education and a member of the Government. At the same time, the President released Member of Parliament Li Andersson from the post of Minister of Education and her membership in the Government.

Following the presidential session, the Government plenary session made decisions on changes to the ministerial portfolios, deputising arrangements and the composition of ministerial committees and working groups. Saramo also gave his declaration of office and judicial affirmation.

Saramo will be a member of the Ministerial Committee on Foreign and Security Policy, the Ministerial Committee on Economic and EU Policy and the Ministerial Finance Committee. Saramo will also chair the Ministerial Working Group on Competence, Education, Culture and Innovation and will be a member of the Ministerial Working Groups on Climate and Energy Policy and on Promoting Employment. 

In the same session, the Government appointed Minna Kelhä to continue in her post as State Secretary. 

Inquiries: Päivi Paasikoski, Deputy Director of Government Communications, Prime Minister’s Office, tel. +358 40 5476 279 

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