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Estonia opens honorary consulate in Bordeaux

12. October 2019 - 12:14

Today, Jacques de Galzain became Estonia’s new honorary consul in Bordeaux, France. Andre Pung, the Director of the Western Europe Division at the Department for European Affairs of the Foreign Ministry, presented Jacques de Galzain with the honorary consul patent today. His consular region will cover Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

The existence of a new honorary consul and the reopening of the honorary consulate makes it possible to further deepen cooperation between Estonia and the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region, and boost business and cultural relations. It also enables Estonia to provide better consular services to Estonian citizens.

Estonia’s new honorary consul Jacques de Galzain is an auditor and a partner at Grant Thornton and the director of its Bordeaux office.

Andre Pung thanked Estonia’s previous honorary consul in Bordeaux Christian de Barillon for his long and excellent work and presented him with the Order of the Cross of Terra Mariana, 4th Class, issued by the decision of the President of the Republic of Estonia.

The opening ceremony was followed by a presentation on Estonia’s business environment and e-residency programme by Kristel-Amelie Aimre, the economic adviser at the Estonian Embassy in Paris, and Kristiina Kalda, the exports adviser of Enterprise Estonia.

Additional information:
Leen Lindam
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Estonia
Communication Department
+372 6377627

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