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Member of the Estonian Parliament Eerik-Niiles Kross' high level meetings in Zambia
Estonian delegation meeting at Ministry for Transport and Communication of Zambia
Member of Estonian Parliament Mr. Eerik-Niiles Kross met on 16 May 2018 with the Speaker of the Zambian National Assembly, Rt. Hon. Patrick Matibini, the Zambian Minister for Foreign Affairs Mr. Joe Malanji and the Zambian Minister for Transport and Communication Mr. Brian Mushimba.
Zambia’s Minister for Foreign Affairs was the first African minister to visit Estonia in 2007.
As Zambia is now building up its e-governance system and communications infrastructure, there are numerous possibilities for cooperation between Zambia and Estonia’s ICT companies. The Minister for Transport and Communication was particularly interested in the electronic services offered in Estonia as well as the practical possibilities of the Estonian ID card.
The Zambian side appreciated Estonia’s initiative in visiting Lusaka and emphasised the importance of direct contacts with African countries.
The Estonian delegation was led by Eerik Niles Kross, Special Envoy of the President of the Republic of Estonia and Member of Parliament. The delegation included Daniel Schaer, Ambassador-at-Large and Special Diplomatic Representative of the President of the Republic of Estonia and Kaisa Mitt-Alvarez, counsellor, UN Security Council Task Force of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The Estonian Delegation also introduced Estonia’s campaign to become a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council in 2020-2021.
On 7-9 March the Estonian delegation promoting Estonia’s Security Council candidature for the period 2020-21 visited Cuba. In Havana, the delegation led by Ambassador Margus Kolga met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla and with Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Ms. Anayansi Rodríguez Camejo.
On 4-6 March, the Estonian Foreign Ministry delegation visited Honduras. In the capital Tegucigalpa Ambassador Margus Kolga and diplomat Mari Tomingas met with Vice President Maria Antonia Rivera Rosales and Minister of Foreign Affairs María Dolores Agüero Lara.
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