Seppo Kääriäinen

Seppo Kääriäinen and Donald Rumsfeld.

Seppo Arimo Kääriäinen (born 29 March 1948 in Iisalmen maalaiskunta) is a Finnish politician of the Centre Party[1] and Doctor in Social Sciences. He served as the Minister of Defence of Finland[2] between from 24 June 2003 to 19 April 2007.[3] He has been MP since 1987 and was Minister of Trade and Industry and Minister at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1993-1995.[4] He also served as the First Deputy Speaker of the Parliament of Finland.[5]

Political offices
Preceded by
Matti Vanhanen
Minister of Defence (Finland)
Succeeded by
Jyri Häkämies


  1. ^ Akkanen, Juha (20 January 2010). "The return of the strongman". Helsingin Sanomat. Retrieved 20 April 2011.
  2. ^ "EU wants Olmert to clarify nuclear comments". Al Bawaba. 13 December 2006. Retrieved 20 April 2011.
  3. ^ "Council of State - Ministers of Defence". Retrieved 2 January 2018.
  4. ^ "Finnish Government - Ministers of Trade and Industry". Retrieved 30 March 2018.
  5. ^ "Niinistö considers options after lack of support from MPs in Speaker's election". Helsingin Sanomat. 11 April 2011. Retrieved 20 April 2011.