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Ambassador Daniel Schaer visited Guatemala for Estonia's UNSC campaign
Ambassador Daniel Schaer meeting with Mr. Carlos Hugo Avila, acting Director General for International Organisations and Economic Relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Guatemala
Ambassador Daniel Schaer visited Guatemala on 15-16 February. At the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Schaer met with Mr. Carlos Hugo Avila, acting Director General for International Organisations and Economic Relations and with Ambassador Luis Fernando Carranza, Director General for Bilateral Relations.
Topics discussed included Estonia’s UN Security Council candidature for 2020-2021, bilateral cooperation and cooperation in international organisations as well as recent political, social and economic developments in Guatemala.
The interlocutors confirmed that Estonia, a small and innovative country, would bring new, fresh viewpoints and solutions to the Security Council. The Guatemalan colleagues were keen to learn about Estonia’s experiences in e-government and digital solutions.
In Guatemala City, Ambassador Schaer met with the Head of the European Union Delegation, Ambassador Stefano Gatto and Swedish Ambassador Anders Kompass to gain a better understanding of the political and economic situation in the country, relations with neighbouring nations, cooperation with the European Union and other international organisations, as well as the priorities of the Guatemalan government.
On 11 July started yet another of Estonia’s United Nations Security Council campaign visit, this time to the countries of North Caribbean and Central America. Estonian delegation is led by a Member of the Estonian Parliament and the President’s Advisory Council Mr. Mart Nutt, who is accompanied by Ambassador Margus Kolga and diplomat Mari Tomingas.
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