|Monday, 24. April 2017||
24.04. Foreign Minister Sven Mikser will visit Georgia. Foreign Minister Mikser will meet with the President of Georgia Giorgi Margvelashvili, the PM Giorgi Kvirikashvili, the Minister of Foreign Affairs Mikheil Janelidze and the Chairman of the Parliament Irakli Kobakhidze. They will discuss Estonia-Georgia relations, cooperation in international organisations, the Eastern Partnership and the situation in occupied territories. Foreign ministers of Estonia and Georgia will hold a joint press conference and Foreign Minister Mikser will visit the occupation line between Georgia and South Ossetia in the village of Khurvaleti.
25.04 Foreign Minister Sven Mikser will visit Serbia where he will meet with the President of Serbia Tomislav Nikolić, the PM Aleksandar Vučić, the Minister of Foreign Affairs Ivica Dačić and the Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović. They will discuss the Estonian presidency of the EU Council, the EU enlargement, Estonia-Serbia relations and the security of Europe.
25.04 Estonian Deputy Minister for EU Affairs Matti Maasikas will meet with the Secretary General of the European Trade Union Confederation, Luca Visentini. They will discuss the priorities of the Estonian presidency of the EU Council, including social and economic priorities of Estonia.
26.04 The Foreign Minister of Spain Alfonso Dastis will visit Estonia. The Foreign Minister will meet with the PM Jüri Ratas, the Minister of Foreign Affairs Sven Mikser and the Estonian Deputy Minister for EU Affairs Matti Maasikas. Topics discussed will include the Estonian Presidency of the EU Council, the future of Europe, Brexit and matters related to security and defence policy. The foreign ministers will hold a joint press conference.
26.04 The Foreign Minister of Australia Julie Bishop will be on a visit to Estonia. Foreign Minister Julie Bishop will meet with President Kersti Kaljulaid, Foreign Minister Sven Mikser, the Director of the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence Sven Sakkov and the Director of the International Centre for Defence and Security Jüri Luik. Subjects discussed will include cyber security and cooperation, transatlantic relations, security and Estonia and the EU relations with Australia.
27.04 Estonian Deputy Minister for EU Affairs Matti Maasikas will attend a meeting of the EU General Affairs Council in Luxembourg. The General Affairs Council will prepare the European Council by examining the draft guidelines for the Brexit negotiations.
27.04 Political consultations between the Foreign Ministries of Estonia and Lebanon will take place in Beirut. Subjects discussed will include the situation in Syria, relations with Iran, Israel and Saudi Arabia and partnership between the EU and Lebanon.
28.04 The Estonian delegation will meet with the UN aid organisations and will open the Office of Estonian Honorary Consul in Beirut. The Estonian delegation will be led by the Director-General of the Political Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Paul Teesalu. The Lebanese delegation will be led by the Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Charbel Wehbi.
28.04 Foreign Minister Sven Mikser will attend the informal meeting of the foreign ministers in Valletta to discuss globalisation, international legal order and matters related to Turkey. Foreign ministers of the EU candidate states are also invited to the informal meeting of the foreign ministers to introduce them the EU Global Strategy.
29.04 Foreign Minister Mikser will attend the meeting of the countries of the EU, the Southern Neighbourhood and the Gulf Cooperation Council in Valletta.
Cultural events abroad:
25.04 Vocal ensemble Vox Clamantis will perform Arvo Pärt’s music at the opening of the Gerhard Richter retrospective in the National Gallery in Prague. Additional information: http://voxclamantis.ee/upcoming.html
25.04 Soloist of the Estonian National Opera Angelika Mikk will perform at the concert “Ode to Joy” at the Sofia National Opera and Ballet Theatre. The concert follows the conference “Quo vadis Europe: Globalism vs Populism”. Both events celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Bulgarian EU membership and mark the Bulgarian presidency of the EU Council in 2018. Additional information: http://www.paneuropa.bg/en/news
25.04 Expert of upcycling design Reet Aus will take part of the Design Evening organised by the Design Museum Helsinki and Fasion Revolution. Participants will discuss what our clothes are made of and how they are made. Additional information: http://www.designmuseum.fi/fi/events/designilta/
26.04 Lennart Meri’s documentary “Veelinnurahvas” will be screened at the UN headquarters in New York. The film, describing the common roots and travels of the Finno Ugric and Samoyed peoples, will be introduced by Ambassador Sven Jürgenson and Mart Meri from the Estonian Institute. The exhibition “Finno Ugric and Samoyed Peoples” compiled by the Estonian National Museum will be presented at the same time.
27.04-19.05 The exhibition “Orthodox churches and chapels in Estonia” will be displayed at the Museum of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Belgrade. The exhibition compiled by the Museum of Estonian Architecture introduces more than 100 Orthodox churches and chapels in Estonia from the seventeenth century until the present. Curators of the exhibition are Jaanus Plaat and Leele Välja, photographs are by Arne Maasik.
27.04 Mihkel Ulk’s film “Zero Point” will be screened at the European Film Weeks in Helsinki. Additional information: https://ec.europa.eu/finland/sites/finland/files/elokuvaviikot_2017.pdf (PDF)
27-29.04 videos “ESC” (2010) and “Uprising”(2015) by Flo Kasearu are displayed at the film festival Videobox in Paris as part of the sub-programme “De Bruits et des Mouvements”. Additional information: www.carreaudutemple.eu/videobox-festival
30.04 Maarja Nuut will give a concert at the Bray Jazz Festival in Ireland. Additional information: http://www.brayjazz.com/artists/maarja
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