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Estonia’s new Ambassador to Iceland presented her credentials

15. February 2017 - 23:18

Yesterday, 14 February, the new Estonian Ambassador to Iceland Janne Jõesaar-Ruusalu presented her credentials to President Guðni Thorlacius Jóhannesson in Reykjavík. Ambassador Jõesaar-Ruusalu resides in Oslo.

In a discussion with President Guðni Thorlacius Jóhannesson after the ceremony, Ambassador Jõesaar-Ruusalu emphasised the special relationship between Estonia and Iceland and Iceland’s contribution to re-establishing Estonia’s independence. “Estonia has always felt Iceland’s support and in addition to close relations, we are connected by the Nordic-Baltic cooperation,” Ambassador Jõesaar-Ruusalu said.

In addition, Ambassador Jõesaar-Ruusalu spoke about the upcoming Estonian Presidency of the Council of the EU, including developing digital Europe and free movement of data.

Janne Jõesaar-Ruusalu was born in 1969 in Tallinn and she graduated from the University of Tartu in 1993, where she studied mathematics. She started her career in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Consular Division of the Legal Department. In 1995 she worked as a diplomat at the Consulate General in St. Petersburg. From 1996 – 2004 she worked in the Political Department, at first as a diplomat and later as the Head of the second and fourth division. From 2004 – 2008 she was in charge of the Personnel Department’s second division and from 2008- 2011 she was on a mission in the Embassy of Helsinki, where she was the Deputy Head of Mission. In 2011 Jõesaar-Ruusalu continued as the Director of the Department of the EU first division and since 2012 as the Director of the second division of the Department of Europe and Transatlantic Cooperation. Since September last year, Jõesaar-Ruusalu is the Estonian Ambassador to Norway.


Additional information:
Mariann Sudakov
Communication Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
(+372) 521 6821
(+372) 637 7628

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