20.02 Foreign Minister Sven Mikser will be on a visit in Montenegro where he will meet with the President of Montenegro Filip Vujanović, PM Duško Marković, Foreign Minister Srdjan Darmanović, the Minister of European Affairs Aleksandar Andrija Pejović and the Speaker of the Parliament Ivan Brajović. They will discuss Estonia-Montenegro relations, the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the EU, the EU and NATO enlargement, the security situation, migration and transatlantic cooperation.
20.02 Estonian Deputy Minister for EU Affairs Matti Maasikas will meet with the UK Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union David Davis. They will hold a joint press conference after the meeting.
20.02 Estonian Deputy Minister for EU Affairs Matti Maasikas will introduce Estonian position on the UK leaving the EU at the Riigikogu and he will give an overview of the priorities of the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the EU in the field of the General Affairs Council.
21.02 Estonian entrepreneurs will meet with the Estonian Ambassador to Denmark Märt Volmer as part of the series “Morning coffee with the Ambassador” in Tallinn, organised by the Estonian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Ambassador will give an overview of the economic and political situation in Denmark, introduce how the Embassy can support Estonian companies interested in Denmark and share observations on the Danish business environment and practices. Additional information: http://www.koda.ee/koolitused-uritused/koolitused/?id=26363
22.02 Estonian Deputy Minister for EU Affairs Matti Maasikas will be on a visit in Vilnius where he will meet with the Deputy Foreign Ministers Albinas Zananavičius and Darius Skusevičius, Minister of Defence Raimundas Karoblis, Director of the Foreign Ministry’s European Union Department Audra Plepytė and the Lithuanian Parliament’s Committee on European Affairs. Topics of the meetings will include the Estonian Presidency of the EU and preparations for it, the Eastern Partnership, transatlantic relations, Brexit and other topical foreign policy issues.
23.02 Political consultations with Iran will take place in Tallinn. The Estonian delegation will be led by the Director-General of the Political Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Paul Teesalu. Topics will include relations between Estonia and Iran, opportunities for economic cooperation, situation in the Middle East and the wider situation of foreign politics. The Iranian delegation will be led by the Director of the Iranian Foreign Ministry’s Department of Northern and Eastern Europe Mahmoud Bariman.
24.02 Foreign Minister Sven Mikser will attend the Estonian 99th Independence Day concert and formal reception.
Cultural events abroad:
20.02 Aare Tammesalu’s master class for young composers and a concert of the Tobias String Quartet will take place at the St Petersburg State Conservatory.
21.02 The 99th Independence Day of Estonia will be celebrated at the St John’s Church in St Petersburg with a Tobias String Quartet concert. The Quartet, composed of Maano Männi (violin), Terje Männi (violin), Toomas Nestor (viola) and Aare Tammesalu (cello) will perform music by Rudolf Tobias, Arvo Pärt and Pyotr Tchaikovsky.
21.02 Estonian Consulate General’s concert and reception dedicated to the Estonian Independence Day will take place at the St John’s Church in St Petersburg.
22.02 Photo exhibition “Family tree” by Peeter Laurits is opened at the Estonian Embassy in Helsinki. The exhibition, put together from works taken in the past 20 years, is a bow to Estonian forests. The exhibition can be seen at the Embassy from 23 February until 30 June.
22.02 Concert by Mirjam Mesak (soprano) and Kristiina Rokashevich (piano) dedicated to the 99th Independence Day of Estonia will take place at the Church of St Bartholomew the Great in London.
24.02 Estonian Independence Day will be celebrated in Helsinki. A tribute to Finnish boys (Estonian citizens who fought in Finnish uniforms), who fought for the freedom of Finland and the honour of Estonia, and placing of wreaths will take place at the Malmi graveyard, a service at the Alppila church will follow. Also, placing of wreaths will take place in the Old Church Park at the memorial for Finnish volunteers who lost their lives in the Estonian War of Independence and a reception will take place at the Estonian House. On 27 February, Independence Day reception will take place at the Embassy.
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