Posts tagged as President Kersti Kaljulaid

President should take back Putin’s invite to visit Estonia

Monday, July 29, 2019

In light of the recent violent oppression of opposition protests in Moscow, Minister of Culture Tõnis Lukas (Isamaa) believes that President Kersti Kaljulaid should withdraw her invitation to Russian President Vladimir Putin to visit Estonia next summer. “Once again, a protest demanding elementary democracy was broken up in Moscow,” Lukas wrote on social media. “The opposition leader [Alexei Navalny] was poisoned (?). The time has come for our president to…

AK. Nädal: What we can expect from Kaljulaid-Putin meeting

By Astrid Kannel on Monday, April 8, 2019

This week, it was revealed to the public that President Kersti Kaljulaid will be meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on 18 April, when the Estonian head of state will be in town for the reopening of the Estonian Embassy. ETV news broadcast Aktuaalne kaamera. Nädal looked into what can be expected from the high-level meeting. In a press conference on Friday, Ms Kaljulaid explained that her upcoming…

Latvian president to visit Estonia next week

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

From 9-11 April, Latvian President Raimonds Vējonis will be in Estonia for a state visit, during which he will meet with President Kersti Kaljulaid, the President of the Riigikogu and the Prime Minister, visit cyber defence exercise Locked Shields, as well as visit Tartu, Estonia’s second-largest city. The Latvian head of state will be accompanied on his visit by Minister of Foreign Affairs Edgars Rinkēvičs, Minister of Economics Ralfs Nemiro,…

Kaljurand, Mihkelson astonished by Kaljulaid’s planned Moscow visit

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Longtime diplomat and former Minister of Foreign Affairs Marina Kaljurand (SDE) and chairman of the previous Riigikogu’s Foreign Affairs Committee Marko Mihkelson expressed astonishment over President Kersti Kaljulaid’s planned visit to Moscow, writes daily Õhtuleht. “The opening of a renovated embassy building is not reason enough to travel to a country where you have not ben invited,” Ms Kaljurand told Õhtuleht (link in Estonian), adding that it is “not dignified…

President Kaljulaid to open renovated embassy in Moscow in April

Thursday, March 28, 2019

President Kersti Kaljulaid will open the renovated Estonian embassy in Moscow on 18 April. According to the Office of the President, the Russian foreign ministry is aware of the president’s upcoming visit, but so far no arrangements for bilateral meetings have been made. The president’s foreign policy advisor, Lauri Kuusing, pointed out in a press release on Thursday morning that Estonia’s Moscow embassy was the fledgling republic’s first and still…

New Estonian ambassador to present credentials to Trump Monday

Monday, September 17, 2018

The new Estonian ambassador to the United States, Jonatan Vseviov, will present his credentials to President Donald Trump on Monday, spokespeople for the Estonian Foreign Ministry said. President Kersti Kaljulaid named Vseviov, secretary general of the Ministry of Defense, Estonia’s new ambassador to the United States at the beginning of August. Lauri Lepik was recalled from the post of Estonia’s ambassador to the United States in June, after just nine…