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Weekly Schedule

Weekly schedule (18.02.2019 - 24.02.2019)

Foreign Ministry
Monday, 18. February 2019

18/02 Foreign Minister Sven Mikser attends the Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels. The foreign ministers of the European Union discuss the situation in Ukraine, including the upcoming presidential elections, latest developments in Syria, the situation in Venezuela and the Horn of Africa. Additional information: https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/meetings/fac/2019/02/18/

19/02 Foreign Minister Sven Mikser attends the dinner hosted by Romanian Ambassador Daniela Mihaela Cămărăşani for ambassadors of EU member states in Tallinn on the occasion of the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

18-20/02 Estonian Ambassador at Large for Cyber Security Heli Tiirmaa-Klaar attends the meeting of the cyber coalition of like-minded countries in Ottawa, Canada to discuss UN cyber processes, the norms for the responsible conduct of states, and issues related to international law and cyber deterrence. The event also focuses on applying the international initiatives of the US cyber strategy, issued in 2018.

19-21/02 A delegation of cyber experts from Lebanon visits Tallinn. The programme includes visits to Estonian cybersecurity institutions and private companies. The event aims to support long-term diplomatic and cybersecurity relations between Estonia and Lebanon.

19/02 Undersecretary for European Affairs Matti Maasikas attends the General Affairs Council in Brussels, the agenda includes preparations for the European Council on 21-22 March, the new multiannual financial framework of the EU, and attaining sustainable development in Europe by 2030.

Additional information: www.consilium.europa.eu/et/meetings/gac/2019/02/19/

20/02 Director General of the External Economic and Development Coordination Department Jüri Seilenthal participates in the opening panel ‘The future of Estonia’s security policy and external economy cooperation’ at the economic security conference Eesti 100Pluss Visioon. Additional information (in Estonian): http://www.majandusjulgeolek.ee/

21/02 Undersecretary for European Affairs Matti Maasikas meets with the Deputy Secretary-General of the European Commission Céline Gauer in Tallinn. The meeting will cover the state of play and prospects of the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union, including preparations for a no-deal exit. On her visit to Estonia, Deputy Secretary-General Gauer will also meet with the inter-agency Brexit working group, chairmen of the foreign affairs, European affairs and constitutional committees of the Riigikogu, and representatives of interest groups affected by Brexit.

22/02 The formal reopening ceremony of the Estonian honorary consulate in St. Petersburg, Florida. The representation will be opened by Kersti Eesmaa, Director General of the Consular Department of the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Estonian honorary consul in New York Kairi Künka will also take part. The Estonian honorary consul in St. Petersburg is Kaie Tiina Põhi Latterner.

22/02 Foreign Minister Sven Mikser hosts a reception for the diplomatic corps to celebrate Estonian Independence Day.

24/02 Foreign Minister Sven Mikser takes part in Independence Day celebrations.

Cultural events abroad

19/02 The opening of the exhibition Russia and Estonia – A Crossroads of Cultures at the Russian National Library in Saint Petersburg. The exhibition is organised on the initiative of the library and in cooperation with the Estonian Embassy in Moscow, as well as the Estonian Consulate General in Saint Petersburg to celebrate the Estonian Centenary. Exhibits include Russian books published in Estonia from the collections of the national library, and also Russian books published by KPD and Aleksandra publishers in Estonia after re-independence. The exhibition is open until 14 March.

23/02 Estonian folk culture day held at the Russian Museum of Ethnography in Saint Petersburg. The event is organised in cooperation with the Estonian Consulate General in Saint Petersburg. The programme includes workshops with masters from the Estonian Folk Art and Craft Union, a concert by the folk music group Leesikad, and a presentation of national costumes.

Additional information:
Sandra Kamilova
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Estonia
Communication Department
+372 5667 5362
press@mfa.ee

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