Today, the Estonian Ambassador to Cyprus Priit Pallum presented his credentials to the President of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades. The Ambassador will reside in Athens.
At the presentation ceremony, the President affirmed that relations with Estonia are excellent. President Anastasiades highlighted the fact that since joining the European Union, relations between Estonia and Cyprus have become significantly closer. He also spoke about the need for solidarity within the European Union, and for a broader understanding between two distant member states.
Estonian Ambassador Priit Pallum was born in Tallinn in 1964. He graduated from the economics department of the University of Tartu in 1989. Pallum has worked in Estonia’s foreign service since 1991, when he began working as a counsellor for the External Economic Policy Department. From 1998-1999 Pallum was the Estonian ambassador to the UN and other international organisations in Geneva and Estonia’s permanent representative to the World Trade Organisation. From 2000, Pallum worked as the Undersecretary for External Economic Policy and Consular Affairs, after which he served as the Ambassador to the Netherlands from 2002-2006, and from 2007 to 2010, he was the director of the Foreign Ministry’s External Economic and Development Co-operation Department. In 2010-2014, Priit Pallum was the Estonian ambassador to Hungary, Croatia, and Slovenia and before his posting in Greece he was the Director of the Foreign Ministry’s Office for Trade Policy and International Organisations.
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