The President of the Republic at the Republic of Estonia Independence Day Celebration at the Estonian National Museum

"On the anniversary of our Fatherland, I would like to extend to all of you my sincerest congratulations. This day unites us in joy and worry, in work and hardship. On behalf of the people, I would like to assure you that Estonia is grateful that, on this most important of days, we are joined in our celebrations by all our neighbours; by all of the Nordic countries, especially Finland; by the Member States of the European Union, by the Members of the Atlantic Alliance and by our political partners."

That was how President Lennart Meri started his speech when celebrating the 80th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia. And I am sincerely happy to point out that we still have all of that –the difference being that we are now perfectly equal to all of the abovementioned.




President Kaljulaid will meet President Trump in April

President Kersti Kaljulaid will meet with her US counterpart, Donald Trump in Washington on April 3rd. The presidents of the three Baltic states and the US will mainly discuss security and economic co-operation.

"Such a meeting on the 100th anniversary of our independence serves to confirm, once again, the special connection and good co-operation between the Baltic states and the USA," said Lauri Kuusing, Foreign Policy Adviser to the President, adding that the USA never acknowledged the Soviet occupation of the Baltic states.



The first meeting between the heads of state of Estonia and South Korea

The first meeting between the heads of state of Estonia and South Korea

President Kaljulaid said today at her meeting with the President of South Korea, Moon Jae-in, that the good understanding between the two countries is attributable to their shared values and responsibility.

This is the first visit at the level of heads of state since diplomatic relations between the two countries were restored in 1991.



President Kaljulaid is on a working visit to South Korea

This week, President Kersti Kaljulaid and Georgi-Rene Maksimovski are on a working visit to South Korea. The Head of State will meet with the President of South Korea and take part in the opening ceremony of PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games.