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Weekly schedule (19.08.2019 - 25.08.2019)

Foreign Ministry
Monday, 19. August 2019

20/08 The day of the restoration of Estonia’s independence is celebrated. Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda is on a visit to Estonia. He will meet with the President, the Prime Minister, and the President of the Estonian Parliament, and also attend the reception of the restoration of independence in Kadriorg. Journalists interested in covering the visit are kindly asked to register by 19 August at 12.00 using the following form:

20-21/08 The Vice President of the Republic of India, Muppavarapu Venkaiah Naidu is on a visit to Estonia. This is the first high-level visit by an Indian official to Estonia. The Vice President will meet with President Kersti Kaljulaid, Prime Minister Jüri Ratas and the President of the Estonian Parliament Henn Põlluaas. Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu will welcome the honoured guest at the Foreign Minister and the Vice President will then give a speech at the conference for ambassadors of Estonian foreign representations. An agreement on visa freedom for diplomatic passports will be signed at the ministry. All journalists, photographers and camera operators interested in covering the visit are kindly asked to apply for accreditation before 19 August at 11.00 using the following form:

21-23/08 A conference for the heads of foreign representations of the Republic of Estonia is held in Tallinn, and the programme includes meetings with Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu and Secretary General of the Foreign Ministry Rainer Saks. The conference focuses on current foreign and security policy issues, Estonia’s UN Security Council membership, artificial intelligence, and business diplomacy. The heads of foreign representations will also visit the offices of the Pipedrive sales software company and the e-Estonia Showroom. Additional information:

23/08 The 30th anniversary of the Baltic Way is celebrated and it also marks the 80th anniversary of the signing of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact. On that occasion, Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu gives a speech at the opening of the exhibition Baltic Way 30. One History, Two Million Stories, curated by the Vabamu Museum of Occupations and Freedom, at Telliskivi Creative City. Read more on the commemorative events of the Baltic Way: Additional information about the Vabamu exhibition:

23/08 The 40th anniversary of the signing of the Baltic Appeal; Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu will extend his gratitude to the signatories of the appeal. The event is held at 11.00 at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Journalists are welcome to cover the event, and we kindly ask you to contact Additional information:   

Additionally, Estonian foreign representations are organising events across the world to celebrate the anniversary of the Baltic Way, for example:

19/08 in Helsinki
21/08 the joint exhibition The Baltic Way. An Action for Freedom of the national archives of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania is opened at the Polish Institute of National Remembrance in Warsaw. Estonia is represented by the chargé d’affaires Ly Metsis. Additional information:
23/08 in Oslo
23/08 in Washington
23/08 in Tokyo, additional information:
24/08 in London
24/08 in Copenhagen

Cultural events abroad:

22/08 The outdoor exhibition Walls of Totalitarianisms. Poland 1939-1945 opens in central Warsaw, organised by the Polish Institute of National Remembrance. The opening will include a speech by the Estonian chargé d’affaires Ly Metsis. Additional information:

23-24/08 The museum of the Second World War in Gdańsk organises the international conference Pact for War. Hitler-Stalin Collusion of 23rd of August 1939 from the Perspective of 80 Years since the Outbreak of WWII. Estonia is represented by the director of the Museum of the Estonian War of Independence Hillar Lall and Kaarel Piirimäe from the University of Tartu, and chargé d’affaires Ly Metsis from the Estonian Embassy. Additional information:

Additional information:

Kaisa Hanna Parel
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Estonia
Communication Department 
+372 637 7618 / +372 53323045

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