On Tuesday, 4 September, Estonia’s new Ambassador to the Republic of Ireland Aino Lepik von Wirén presented her credentials to President Michael D. Higgins in Dublin.
After the ceremony, Ambassador Lepik von Wirén and President Higgins affirmed strong cultural relations between Estonia and Ireland. “President Higgins was also interested in Estonia’s digital services and e-governance to develop cooperation in the future,” Lepik von Wirén said. They also discussed the unity and future of the EU.
Ambassador Aino Lepik von Wirén was born on 28 October 1961 in Stockholm. In 1987 she graduated from Stockholm University’s faculty of law and she has also studied at the University of Surrey in England. Ambassador Aino Lepik von Wirén began working in the foreign ministry’s legal department as the head of the human rights division in 1994. From 1997-1999, Lepik von Wirén was the director general of the legal department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. From 1999-2003, Lepik von Wirén worked as the Secretary of State of Estonia. Aino Lepik von Wirén was the Estonian ambassador to Portugal from 2003-2006, to Israel from 2007-2010 and to the UK from 2010-2014. She has also worked as the undersecretary of legal and consular affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and before taking up her current position she was the director general of the department for European affairs.
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