Yesterday, on 6 September, Estonia’s new Ambassador Harri Tiido presented his credentials to Finnish President Sauli Niinistö in Helsinki.
During the conversation following the ceremony, Ambassador Tiido and President Niinistö concurred that the relations between Estonia and Finland are tight and solid. “We also talked about Finland’s upcoming Presidency of the Council of the European Union, as well as the recent debate on the European security architecture,” said Ambassador Harri Tiido.
The parties briefly discussed Syria in connection with the mounting tensions in Idlib Province and talked about the issues related to Russia and eastern Ukraine.
Ambassador Harri Tiido was born on 8 October 1953 in Jõhvi. He graduated from the University of Tartu in Romance-Germanic Philology. Since 1980, Tiido worked as a journalist at Eesti Raadio and KUKU Radio. In 1996 and 1997, he also worked for the Voice of America. From 1997 to 2000, Tiido was the editor-in-chief of KUKU Radio. In 2000, Harri Tiido was appointed Deputy Secretary General for Press and Political Affairs of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs. Thereafter, he worked as the Deputy Secretary General for Security Policy, the Ambassador of Estonia to NATO, and as the Deputy Secretary General for Political Affairs. As an Ambassador, Tiido has represented Estonia on the EU Political and Security Committee. From 2008-2012, Harri Tiido was Estonia’s non-resident Ambassador to Afghanistan and prior to the current appointment he worked as Estonia’s Ambassador to Poland. Ambassador Tiido speaks English, Finnish and Russian.
Photos: Juhani Kandell / Office of the President of Finland: https://flic.kr/s/aHskHwgLb9
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