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Estonia decides to re-open its embassy in Hungary

7. June 2018 - 17:52

Today, the Government of the Republic decided to re-open the embassy in Budapest, the capital city of Hungary.

Foreign Minister Sven Mikser emphasises: “The re-opening of the embassy will enable us to protect Estonia’s interests better on site and introduce our position on important matters more actively.” According to the Foreign Minister, Estonia and Hungary have a good relationship which prioritises kinship and helps establish favourable grounds for more active interaction.

“Assisting Estonian citizens and introducing cooperation options to the private sector on a wider basis is one of the main areas of work for the future embassy,” said the Foreign Minister, stressing further: “The re-established embassy will focus largely on business diplomacy and aim to use the opportunities of the Hungarian market for Estonia as favourably as possible.

The Foreign Minister said that one of the more general objectives is to strengthen Estonia’s presence in the Balkans. “The policy in the West Balkans will be one of the central topics of the European Union in the coming years, and therefore we need representation in the region and to increase our activity there,” said the Minister.

The embassy in Budapest is due to open in 2018 and will once again reside in the building that was bought for the embassy in 2007.

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