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Foreign Minister Mikser recognises Citizen’s Day essay contest participants

27. November 2017 - 19:35

Today, as part of the observance of Citizen’s Day in Estonia, the Foreign Ministry hosted the reception concluding the “Diplomacy and Peace!” essay contest organized by the ministry and the Estonian School Student Councils’ Union, with Foreign Minister Sven Mikser on hand to thank and honour the 7th to 12th grade students who participated and their teachers and mentors.

“It’s a great honour that over 30 entries were received, showing that foreign policy is important for young people,” said Mikser. He also said he hoped the essayists might end up working for the Foreign Ministry in future.
“I’m glad that youths care about the fight against populism and resolving the Ukraine crisis. We can see that they are interested in discussing very complicated topics with many facets.

He also thanked the Estonian School Student Councils’ Union and said he hoped cooperation would continue in future.
Announced on 3 October, the competition was devoted to Estonian centennial themes as well as Eastern Partnership
countries, culminating in Citizen’s Day in Estonia (26 November).

The winning work from Miriam Laanemäe can be read here – (PDF) (in English)

Photographs from the event -

More information:

Liisa Toots
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Media Adviser, Communication Department
+372 637 7628



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