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Estonian Ambassador to Vanuatu Andres Unga presents credentials
Foto: Vanuatu presidendi kantselei
Yesterday, on October 2, Estonian Ambassador to Australia Andres Unga, residing in Canberra, presented his credentials to the President of the Republic of Vanuatu, Tallis Obed Moses. After the ceremony, Ambassador Unga and President Moses discussed e-governance, cyber cooperation and environmental issues.
“One of the main areas of cooperation between the two countries will certainly be the development of e-governance and e-services, where Estonia can share its experience. Both Estonia and Vanuatu are also interested in cooperation on cyber issues to help ensure the safety of e-services,” Unga explained. President Moses further said that he is pleased to see Vanuatu become a popular tourist destination among Estonians. Ambassador Unga and President Moses also talked about environmental issues and the Estonia-inspired World Cleanup Day that took place in September.
On 18 October, Unga will also present his credentials to the President of Fiji, Jioji Konousi Konrote, and next month to King Tupou VI of Tonga.
Ambassador Andres Unga has worked at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Estonia since 1991. He has held the position of director general of the departments of state protocol and human resources. Unga has been Estonia’s Ambassador to Sweden (1996-2000), Greece (2003-2007) and China (2007-2012). From 2012-2015, Unga was the non-residing Estonian Ambassador to the countries of Southeast Asia and Oceania, he was also accredited to Australia, the Philippines (since 2013), Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and New Zealand.
Since August 2015, Andres Unga is the Estonian Ambassador to Australia. He is also accredited to Indonesia, New Zealand and ASEAN. Since February 2018 (until December 2019), Andres Unga is the Ambassador at Large of Estonia’s campaign to become a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council.