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Weekly Schedule

Weekly schedule (14.06.2021 - 20.06.2021)

Foreign Ministry
Monday, 14. June 2021

Monday 14 June

  • Foreign Minister Eva-Maria Liimets meets with Romanian Ambassador Cǎlin-Rolo Stoica. Additional information:
  • Undersecretary for Political Affairs Rein Tammsaar and Estonian Ambassador to NATO Kyllike Sillaste-Elling attend the NATO summit as part of the Estonian delegation headed by Prime Minister Kaja Kallas. Additional information:
  • Estonian Ambassador to Belgium Toomas Tirs and attends a meeting between the Foreign Affairs Committee of the lower house of the Parliament of Belgium and ambassadors from three Baltic States. The agenda includes Belgian-Baltic relations, EU, NATO, regional security and the EU’s Eastern Partnership. Additional information:
  • The Estonian Presidency of the UN Security Council heads a debate on the situation in Mali and the activities of the UN peacekeeping mission in Mali (MINUSMA). Additional information:
  • Members of the Council will also get a regular overview of the activities of the Sudan Sanctions Committee from its chair, Estonian Ambassador to the UN Sven Jürgenson. Additional information:

Tuesday 15 June

  • On 15 and 16 June, the Secretary-General of the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (OIF) Louise Mushikiwabo is on a visit to Estonia. She will meet with the President of Estonia, and Foreign Minister Eva-Maria Liimets, and get an overview of Estonia’s e-solutions and French language learning. The agenda includes the future possibilities for digital cooperation between the OIF and Estonia, including in OIF member states in Africa and elsewhere. Additional information:
  • The Estonian Presidency heads a discussion of the situation in Yemen at the UN Security Council, where Under-Secretary-General Martin Griffiths, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock and civil society representative Najiba Al-Najar will brief the council. The meeting is streamed live on UN TV  Additional information:

Wednesday 16 June

  • President of the Estonian Parliament (Riigikogu) Jüri Ratas, Estonian Ambassador to Switzerland Toomas Kukk and Estonian Honorary Consul in Zürich Michael Reiss open Estonia’s Honorary Consulate in Zürich. Additional information:
  • Foreign Minister Eva-Maria Liimets meets with the Ambassador of Canada Kevin Rex. Estonia and Canada are like-minded partners in the UN and close Allies in NATO. The meeting will also cover the celebration of the 30th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the countries. Additional information:
  • The Estonian Presidency heads the annual meeting of the working methods of the UN Security Council. The aim of the meeting is to increase the transparency, efficiency and impact of the Council’s working methods. As deputy chair of the Security Council’s working group on working methods, Estonia holds the joint session with the chair of the working group Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. The meeting is streamed live on UN TV Additional information:
  • On 16-17 June, the first political consultations between Estonia and Kenya are held, chaired by the Director General of the Political Department Lembit Uibo. Additional information:

Thursday 17 June

  • Foreign Minister Eva-Maria Liimets makes a statement at the International Donors’ Conference in Solidarity with Venezuelan Refugees and Migrants, organised by Canada. Estonia is allocating €50 000 via the International Organization for Migration to alleviate the situation of the refugees and migrants of Venezuela. Additional information:
  • Foreign Minister Eva-Maria Liimets and the foreign ministers of Lithuania and Latvia are part of a panel on resilience at the Midsummer SNOW Meeting in Lithuania. James Appathurai, NATO DASG for Political Affairs and Security Policy, moderates the panel. Additional information:

Friday 18 June

  • Estonian Embassy in Warsaw is organising a seminar for Estonia’s honorary consuls in Poland. The programme includes Estonian-Polish relations in business and culture, and consular affairs. Additional information:
  • The election of the Secretary-General of the UN is held at the UN General Assembly. Additional information:

Sunday 20 June

  • On 20 and 21 June, the Estonian Embassy in Abu Dhabi is organising a visit to Riyadh by Siim Sikkut, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications, and a business delegation. They will hold meetings and attend a seminar for local civil servants and IT entrepreneurs at the Saudi Ministry of Communication and Information Technology. Undersecretary Sikkut and Ambassador Jaan Reinhold will meet with Minister of Information Technology Abdullah Alswaha and visit the King Abdulaziz Campus of Science and Technology. Additional information:

Cultural events abroad

  • On 15 June, Estonian Ambassador to Spain Mariin Ratnik, Estonian Honorary Consul in Valencia Jose Vicente Morata Estragues and the Valencia Chamber of Commerce and Industry open the photo exhibition “Outlook – 100 years of Estonian street photography”. The mayor of Valencia Joan Ribó attends the opening. The exhibition is displayed at the heart of Valencia, in Jardins del Reial, the largest park of the city centre, and remains open for the whole month of June.
  • On 15 June, Estonian Ambassador to Belgium Toomas Tirs makes a statement at the memorial event in the Solidarity Square in front of the European Parliament, held to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the June deportations.
  • On 16-17 June, Paavo Järvi conducts the NHK Symphony Orchestra at the esteemed Suntory Concert Hall in Tokyo. The concerts are dedicated to the centenary of diplomatic relations between Estonia and Japan. The programme includes Summa by Arvo Pärt.

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