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Estonia and Cook Islands establish diplomatic relations
he Ambassador of Estonia to Australia, Andres Unga, and the High Commissioner for the Cook Islands in New Zealand, Karkopaerangi Ngatoko
Today, on 25 October, the Ambassador of Estonia to Australia, Andres Unga, and the High Commissioner for the Cook Islands in New Zealand, Karkopaerangi Ngatoko, established diplomatic relations between the two countries in Wellington. The event was also attended by Estonia’s President Kersti Kaljulaid.
Representatives of Estonia and the Cook Islands discussed digital societies as well as the success of Estonia’s e-governance during the meeting. Both countries also noted that climate change is a security issue and threatens primarily small islands in the Oceania region.
The Cook Islands are a self-governing country in free association with New Zealand. The islands are named after British explorer James Cook who visited the islands in 1773. Approximately 20,000 people live in the country and its capital is Avarua.