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President of the Slovak Republic Andrej Kiska to pay a state visit to Estonia

16. October 2015 - 18:28

On October 19 and 20, the President of Slovakia Andrej Kiska will be in Tallinn for a state visit.
The purpose of the state visit is to strengthen cultural, economic and environmental cooperation between Estonia and Slovakia. The visit will largely focus on technology and e-solutions.
During his visit, the Slovak President Andrej Kiska will meet with Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves and President of the Riigikogu Eiki Nestor.
The Slovak President will visit the e-Estonia showroom, the Tallinn University of Technology and its Innovation and Business Centre Mektory, and the Tallinn Science Park Tehnopol, where the Presidents will participate in a panel discussion on start-up businesses and investments. He will also lay a wreath at the foot of the War of Independence Victory Monument.
Topics to be covered at the meetings include bilateral relations, the security situation in the region and the situation in Ukraine, as well as migration and other important topics.
The visit will end with a visit to the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence and the opening of an exhibition at the Museum of Occupations.

NB! Journalists interested in covering the visit!

We ask that journalists, photographers and camera operators interested in covering the visit be accredited by Sunday, October 18 at 18.00 via the following link:
http://acredit.vm.ee/eng/andrej_kiska_visit_to_estonia_102015

Press cards can be picked up at the visitor's entrance of the Foreign Ministry (Lauteri 2) on October 16 from 15:00 to 18:00 and on October 19 starting at 8:00 am.

NB! Please specify which events you would like to cover.

NB! Please wear appropriate clothing for the event.

Monday, October 19
11:30 Official welcoming ceremony and official photograph of the President of the Slovakia, Andrej Kiska and the President of Estonia, Toomas Hendrik Ilves; first moments of the bilateral meeting between the Presidents
(Weizenbergi 39)
Photographers and camera operators are asked to arrive no later than 11:10

12:45 Joint press conference of the President of Slovakia, Andrej Kiska and the President of Estonia, Toomas Hendrik Ilves
Language: English
(Weizenbergi 39)
Journalists, photographers and camera operators are asked to arrive no later than 12:30

15:40 Placing of a wreath at the foot of the War of Independence Victory Monument
(Freedom Square)
Photographers and camera operators are asked to arrive no later than 15:30

Tuesday, October 20
10:30 Panel discussion of the President of Slovakia, Andrej Kiska and the President of Estonia, Toomas Hendrik Ilves on the topic of start-up businesses and investments at the Tallinn Science Park Tehnopol
Language: English
(Akadeemia tee 21/1, Venus Conference Hall)
Journalists, photographers and camera operators are asked to arrive no later than 10:15

12:00 Opening of the exhibitions “World War II Monuments in Slovakia” and “The Slovakian Uprising” at the Museum of Occupations
(Toompea 8)
Photographers and camera operators are asked to arrive no later than 11:50

CONTACTS for more information:
Accreditation: Tiiu Stumbur, Foreign Ministry Public Diplomacy Department,
tel +372 6377611, mob +372 56601117, tiiu.stumbur@mfa.ee
Toomas Sildam, Public Relations Adviser to the President, tel +372 6316218 toomas.sildam@vpk.ee
Juraj Pilny, Embassy of Slovakia in Helsinki, mob +358 50 523 4423 juraj.pilny@myv.sk

PUBLIC DIPLOMACY DEPARTMENT OF THE ESTONIAN FOREIGN MINISTRY
adosek@mfa.ee
www.vm.ee

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