|Monday, 17. June 2019||
16-17/06 Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu is in Luxembourg for a meeting of the Foreign Affairs Council. On 16 June, Minister Reinsalu attends the dinner for ministers of Baltic and Benelux countries. The meeting of the Foreign Affairs Council on 17 June covers the effectiveness of the Common Foreign and Security Policy, and the assessment of the progress of the EU Global Strategy, launched in 2016. The agenda also includes the situation in Sudan. On the sidelines of the meeting, the ministers of the EU will also meet with the Foreign Minister of Jordan to discuss regional development in the Middle East. More information: https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/meetings/fac/2019/06/17/
17/06 Political consultations between Estonia and Switzerland held in Bern, focusing on bilateral relations, EU-Switzerland relations and cooperation in the UN. The Estonian delegation is headed by the Director General of the Department for European Affairs Marika Linntam and the Swiss delegation is led by Pietro Piffaretti, Director General of the Department for Bilateral Affairs at the European Directorate.
17-18/06 Estonian Ambassador at Large for Cyber Security Heli Tiirmaa-Klaar attends the OSCE conference in Bratislava on the security of cyber infrastructure and critical infrastructure. The conference is held in the framework of Slovakia’s OSCE Chairmanship. Heli Tiirmaa-Klaar participates in a discussion with the representatives of the UN group of cyber experts that will begin their work this year.
18/06 The Ministry of Foreign Affairs hosts an event at 13.00 to thank experts who have taken part in civilian missions. Experts and guests are greeted by the President of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid and Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu. Journalists, photographers and camera operators who wish to cover the event are kindly asked to email email@example.com
18/06 Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu meets with his Finnish counterpart Pekka Haavisto in Tallinn. The ministers will talk about relations of Estonia and Finland, regional cooperation, Estonia’s non-permanent membership in the UN Security Council, and Finland’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union. After the meeting, the ministers will hold a press conference at 15.00 at the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Islandi väljak 1). Journalists who wish to attend the press conference are kindly asked to email firstname.lastname@example.org
18/06 Undersecretary for European Affairs Matti Maasikas attends the General Affairs Council in Luxembourg, where the agenda includes preparations for the European Council on 20-21 June, the new multiannual financial framework of the EU, the enlargement of the European Union, and the European Semester of 2019. Additional information: https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/meetings/gac/2019/06/18/
19/06 The Foreign Minister is on a visit to Stockholm where he will meet with the Foreign Minister of Sweden Margot Wallström. The agenda includes bilateral relations, regional cooperation, security policy and the Eastern Partnership.
19-20/06 Estonian Ambassador at Large for Cyber Security Heli Tiirmaa-Klaar represents Estonia at the regional consultations in Brussels, organised by the European External Action Service. The event focuses on accomplishments made so far in the UN context in the area of cyber security, and the UN group of cyber experts that will begin their work this year.
Cultural events abroad:
19/06 The Estonian Embassy in London and Enterprise Estonia hold a reception at the Design Museum to celebrate the 101st anniversary of the Republic of Estonia with the business community, politicians, diplomats, cultural figures and representatives of the Estonian community. The event is supported by LHV and Starship Technologies.
22/06-29/09 The contemporary art centre Centre d'art contemporain - la synagogue de Delme in the French city of city of Delme features the exhibition Digital Gothic. The exhibition is opened on 21 June at 18.00 with a performance by choreographer and performance artist Maria Metsalu with her performance Mademoiselle X.
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