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Deputy Secretary General for Economic Development of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications Mr. Viljar Lubi's high-level meetings in Belize
Deputy Secretary General Mr. Viljar Lubi meeting with Deputy Prime Minister of Belize, Mr. Patrick Faber
On 19-20 February 2018 the Estonian delegation, led by Deputy Secretary General for Economic Development of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications Mr. Viljar Lubi, visited Belize to meet with Deputy Prime Minister Mr. Patrick Faber, Minister of Economic Development, Petroleum, Investment, Trade and Commerce Ms. Tracy Taegar-Panton, Chief Executive Officer of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Mr. Patrick Andrews as well as Mr. Michael Singh, Advisor on Planning, Performance and Digital Transformation in the Office of the Prime Minister.
The aim of the visit was to introduce to the interlocutors Estonia’s first-time candidature for a non-permanent seat of the United Nations Security Council for the period 2020-2021 as well as to enliven the bilateral relations between the two countries. All the interlocutors agreed during the discussions that small states play an important role in the United Nations and they should always be represented in the Security Council as their non-permanent membership brings a different, fresh perspective to the Council discussions and deliberations.
All the government representatives were interested by Estonia’s digital solutions. A recently developed vision for the digitalisation of Belizean public services and the improvement of the efficiency of inter-agency communication provides a solid basis for the enhancement of bilateral relations and cooperation between Belize and Estonia. Estonia is ready to share its experience and lessons learnt from the development of e-government and digital services.
The Estonian delegation included Ambassador-at-Large Mr. Daniel Schaer and Ms. Mari Tomingas from the United Nations Security Council Campaign Task Force of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, joined in Belize City by the Honorary Consul of Estonia in Belize Mr. Estevan Perera.
The Estonian delegation met on 14 and 15 March in Manama with H.E. Dr. Abdulla Bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, Undersecretary for International Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Bahrain, and with H.E. Mohamed Ali Mohammed Al-Khuzaie, Chairman of Foreign Affairs, Defense and National Security Committee of the Shura Council of Bahrain.
The Estonian delegation met on 13 March with Member of the Federal National Council and Head of the Foreign Affairs Committee Mr. Mohamed bin Kardos Al Ameri in order to discuss bilateral relations and introduce Estonia’s campaign to become a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council for 2020-2021.
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