Posts tagged as Kersti Kaljulaid

Estonia set precedent in UNSC by raising issue of cyber threats

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Estonia will be able to raise issues of its own in the UN Security Council while holding the rotating presidency of the Council and will not just have to stick to the set agenda, Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid said on the “Valisilm” foreign affairs program of public broadcaster ERR on Monday. Kaljulaid noted that Estonia set a precedent by raising the issue of cyber threats in the Security Council, and…

Estonia needs to save more than before for sense of security

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Although Estonia has been doing well, for our own sense of security, we actually need to save more, President Kersti Kaljulaid said in her speech on the occasion of the 102nd anniversary of the Republic of Estonia in Viljandi on Monday evening. “We are accustomed to our world being diverse, beautiful, and rich in species. The technology that was available on Robber’s Rise — mainly the shovel in Sauna-Madis’ calloused…

Kersti Kaljulaid visits Russian Bellingshausen Antarctic station

Thursday, January 30, 2020

President Kersti Kaljulaid paid a visit to the Russian Bellingshausen Station in Antarctica on Wednesday, part of celebrations marking the 200th anniversary of the discovery of that continent. The two countries have some common ground on the issue; Admiral Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen was a Baltic German from Saaremaa, and was serving in the Russian Imperial Navy when the first sighting of the Antarctic ice shelf was made, on January…

President Kersti Kaljulaid reaches Antarctica

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

President Kersti Kaljulaid reached King George Island in Antarctica on Tuesday making her the first Estonian head of state to visit the continent. She also called for the world to come together and find a solution to climate change. Kaljulaid will visit several science stations on the King George Island, Deception Island, Port Lockroy, and participate in commemorations for the 200th anniversary of the discovery of Antarctica. The voyage of…

President Kersti Kaljulaid meets Chilean counterpart in Santiago

Friday, January 17, 2020

Kersti Kaljulaid was on an official visit to Chile on Thursday, meeting with the head of state of the South American country, President Sebastian Pinera, in Santiago. The two discussed intensifying cooperation between authorities and companies in their respective countries, particularly in digital and cyber security areas. Climate change and the UN Security Council were also on the table. “Relations between Chile and the EU have historically been close, and…

Estonian President to meet with Stoltenberg

Monday, November 18, 2019

President Kersti Kaljulaid is on a two-day working visit to Brussels and Paris, where she is scheduled to meet with Secretary General of NATO Jens Stoltenberg, Belgian Prime Minister Sophie Wilmes, President-elect of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen and President-elect of the European Council Charles Michel as well as speak at the Fortune Global Forum 2019 about Estonia’s development into a digital society. Kaljulaid’s meeting with Stoltenberg on…

Estonian President on visit to Kuwait

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

President Kersti Kaljulaid is currently on a visit to Kuwait, where she met on Tuesday with Emir of Kuwait Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah to discuss cooperation in the UN as well as the generation of business opportunities for both countries’ businesses. “Small countries like Estonia and Kuwait have an important role in the world — first and foremost it is our interest that international law and agreements remain, because if the…

Estonian President met robots and Emperor Naruhito in Japan

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid, who is on an official visit to Japan this week, shook hands with Emperor Naruhito at his coronation ceremony and met robots. “While yesterday in Japan was declared a public holiday due to the coronation celebration, today we had different encounters with humans and robots,” Kaljulaid wrote on Facebook on Wednesday. Kaljulaid will also meet with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, and discuss bilateral co-operation on…

Kersti Kaljulaid has not yet received an invitation to Moscow on May

Monday, October 21, 2019

As the Office of the President has not received an invitation to Moscow on May 9, it is not known whether President Kersti Kaljulaid would participate in the celebrations of the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe held in Moscow next year. A spokesman for the president said: “The Office of the President has not received an invitation to Moscow on May 9.” Moscow has…

President Kersti Kaljulaid on working visit to Ukraine

Friday, September 13, 2019

President Kersti Kaljulaid is on a two-day working visit to Ukraine where she will meet with the President and Prime Minister in Kyiv. Kaljulaid met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk and Dmytro Razumkov, Speaker of Parliament, and will speak at the Yalta European Strategy Forum on Friday. On Thursday she met with Prime Minister Honcharuk, and expressed continued support for the territorial integrity of Ukraine and…