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Estonia's UN Security Council campaign delegation's high level meetings in the Comoros
Estonian delegation's high level meetings in Comoros
Estonia UN Security Council campaign delegation made the first ever official Estonian visit to the Comoros. Daniel Schaer, Ambassador and Special Diplomatic Representative of the President of Estonia and Kaisa Mitt-Alvarez, member of Estonia’s UN Security Council campaign delegation visited Moroni on July 19-20.
The Delegation met with Mrs. Rachid Mohamed Mbaraka Fatma, Minister of Health and acting Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Hamadi Idarouss, Secretary General of the Government and Mr. Abdallah Mirghane, Director of the Foreign Minster’s Cabinet. Meetings were held with representatives of the Ministry of Health and Telecommunications Regulator to discuss the sharing of Estonia’s experiences in e-government and e-solutions as well as e-Health.
There have been limited contacts between Estonia and the Comoros Union. This visit was the first official visit from Estonia to the Comoros. The two sides discussed opportunities for improving bilateral relations and possible area of cooperation.
Estonia also presented its candidature for a non-permanent seat at the UN Security Council for period 2020-2021. The representative of the Comoros were positive regarding Estonia’s UN Security Council candidature and were pleased that Estonia plans to stand for the interest of small member states.
The Comoros Union has started its IT and digital development and are keen on learning from Estonia’s experiences in e-government. Representatives from the Comoros have participated in the Tallinn e-Governance Conference and would like to deepen cooperation with Estonian companies.
Both the Estonian and Comoros representatives agreed that bilateral contacts between the two countries need to increase.
On 19 November, the campaign team led by Ambassador Margus Kolga and accompanied by Ms. Mari Tomingas from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs arrived in Indonesia’s capital Jakarta to continue with the introduction of Estonia’s UN Security Council candidature to the countries of South-East Asia.
Estonian UN Security Council campaign delegation visited the Republic of Kiribati on 15-18 November. Kiribati is a United Nations member state in Micronesia; being a member of the UN since 1999, it is the only member state, which to date has not joined any UN regional group. The land territory of Kiribati consists of 33 atolls on both sides of the equator.
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