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Estonia opens an honorary consulate in Klaipėda

18. November 2019 - 17:05
Undersecretary Erkki Kodar, honorary consul Arnoldas Šileika, ambassador Jana Vanaveski and deputy mayor of Klaipeda Arvydas Cesiulis

Today 18 November, Undersecretary for Legal and Consular Affairs of the Foreign Ministry Erkki Kodar opened Estonia’s Honorary Consulate in Klaipėda, Lithuania. Estonia’s new honorary consul in Klaipėda is Arnoldas Šileika, the Director General of the Western Shipyard company, which is part of the BLRT Group. 

“Appointing an honorary consul and reopening the consulate makes it possible to enhance our bilateral cooperation in economy, entrepreneurship and education. It also allows us to provide consular assistance to Estonian citizens in western Lithuania more efficiently,” Undersecretary Kodar said.
The consular region of the honorary consul will include the Klaipėda, Telšiai and Taurage counties. The Klaipėda region has twinned with Maardu in Estonia.

Estonia is represented by a total of three honorary consuls in Lithuania; in Šiauliai and Kaunas in addition to Klaipėda.

Photos: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmJsgxq6

Additional information:
Leen Lindam
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Estonia
Communication Department
leen.lindam@mfa.ee
+372 6377627 / +372 59008452

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