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President Kaljulaid met with the Governor-General of Australia

21.10.2018

President Kersti Kaljulaid met today in Australia, within the framework of her work visit, with the Governor-General of Australia, Sir Peter Cosgrove, to discuss bilateral relations between Australia and Estonia, co-operation in different international organisations and development of co-operation in the digital sphere.

“We share similar views with Australia: we have a comparable understanding of security policy and approach to liberal democratic values. We have many opportunities for co-operation in international organisations and in the sphere of cyber defence and digital issues,” said the Estonian Head of State after the meeting. “For example, Australia is interested in taking part in the work of the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence, and Estonia and Australia are sharing a project to accelerate the digital development of the Pacific Ocean island states,” added President Kaljulaid.

After the meeting, President Kaljulaid and the Governor-General watched the sailing event of the Invictus Games together.

The Estonian Head of State also met with local Estonian community in the Estonian House of Sydney.

Tomorrow, the Estonian Head of State will embark on a work visit to Vanuatu where she will meet with President Tallis Obed Moses, the Prime Minister Charlot Salwai Tabisma, Speaker of the Parliament of Vanuatu Esmon Saimon and Vanuatu Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ralph Regenvanu.

President Kersti Kaljulaid met today in Australia, within the framework of her work visit, with the Governor-General of Australia, Sir Peter Cosgrove, to discuss bilateral relations between Australia and Estonia, co-operation in different international organisations and development of co-operation in the digital sphere.

“We share similar views with Australia: we have a comparable understanding of security policy and approach to liberal democratic values. We have many opportunities for co-operation in international organisations and in the sphere of cyber defence and digital issues,” said the Estonian Head of State after the meeting. “For example, Australia is interested in taking part in the work of the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence, and Estonia and Australia are sharing a project to accelerate the digital development of the Pacific Ocean island states,” added President Kaljulaid.

After the meeting, President Kaljulaid and the Governor-General watched the sailing event of the Invictus Games together.

The Estonian Head of State also met with local Estonian community in the Estonian House of Sydney.

Tomorrow, the Estonian Head of State will embark on a work visit to Vanuatu where she will meet with President Tallis Obed Moses, the Prime Minister Charlot Salwai Tabisma, Speaker of the Parliament of Vanuatu Esmon Saimon and Vanuatu Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ralph Regenvanu.

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