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Estonian ambassador to Oman presented his credentials

18. February 2021 - 20:42
Miko Haljas ja sultan Haitham bin Tarik

Today 18 February, Miko Haljas, Estonian Ambassador to the Sultanate of Oman, presented his credentials to His Majesty Sultan Haitham Bin Tarik.

In the conversation following the presentation ceremony at the Al-Barakah Palace, Sultan Bin Tarik highlighted the good relations of Oman and Estonia and expressed his country’s interest in expanding digital cooperation and economic cooperation between Oman and Estonia. Ambassador Haljas said Estonia was interested in closer digital and economic cooperation, as well as political dialogue.

On 16 February, Ambassador Haljas presented a copy of his credentials to the Foreign Minister of the Sultanate of Oman Badr bin Hamood AlBusaidi. Their meeting focused on further enhancing bilateral relations. They noted there were good prospects for boosting economic cooperation – in particular, for developing digital solutions by building on the long-standing cooperation experience of the Estonian company Nortal in Oman. They also highlighted the importance of closer political dialogue. The meeting included an exchange of thoughts on regional foreign policy issues.

Ambassador Miko Haljas was born on 20 January 1967 in Tallinn. He graduated from the Tallinn University of Technology and the Estonian School of Diplomacy and joined the Estonian foreign service in 1995.

Haljas has held various positions at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Defence Ministry, including as an ambassador to Hungary, Croatia, Slovenia, Turkey, Azerbaijan and Lebanon. Before his appointment to Cairo, he was the Director of the Division of Security Policy and Transatlantic Relations at the Foreign Ministry.

Additional information:
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Estonia
Communication Department

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