As one of the Ministries of the Finnish Government and leading authority in the area of national defence, the Ministry of Defence is in charge of national defence policy and national security as well as of international cooperation in defence policy matters.
In carrying out its tasks in a changing operational environment and in cooperation with its interest groups, the Ministry is responsible for:
the resources and operational prerequisites necessary for an independent military defence
preparedness for international crisis management as well as cooperation with the security structures in Europe to safeguard Finland´s national interests
maintenance of the strong will of the Finns to defend their country