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President Kaljulaid on working visit to America this week

This week President Kersti Kaljulaid is on a working visit to the United States of America, where her meetings in Washington will connect with preparations for the upcoming Three Seas Initiative summit in Estonia while in New York she will focus on issues related to the UN Security Council.

The Head of State will be in Washington from 2–4 March, speaking at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) conference on digital and cybersecurity topics and meeting with Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, and representatives of President Trump’s administration: Senior Adviser Jared Kushner, National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien, Adviser Ivanka Trump, Attorney General William Barr and Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette.

Also scheduled are meetings with CEO of the Development Finance Corporation Adam Boehler and members of the US House of Representatives. Furthermore, the president will take part in the Atlantic Council and Heritage Foundation round table discussions dedicated to the upcoming Three Seas Initiative summit topics.

The Three Seas Initiative summit that will take place in Estonia for the first time this summer will be attended by heads of state, business leaders and top officials from Europe and America. The goal of the Three Seas Initiative is to promote cooperation primarily for the development of the infrastructure in the sectors of energy production, transportation and digital services. While the Three Seas Initiative has so far focused on issues of infrastructure and energy, the event on Tallinn will also pay attention to digitalisation and smart connectivity. 12 European Union member-states have already joined the Three Seas Initiative that covers the area between the Adriatic, Baltic and Black seas: Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia. The European Union, the United States of America and Germany are crucial partners.

“This is a good opportunity to introduce the summit and the business forum set to take place in Tallinn to President Trump’s administration and potential American investors, explaining our vision of the summer event and presenting the digital story of Estonia and the opportunities offered by our current environment,” explained Lauri Kuusing, Foreign Policy Adviser to the President of the Republic.

Proceeding from Washington to New York on her working visit, the Head of State will participate in a meeting of the board of the Every Woman Every Child movement that strives to ensure better health of women and children. President Kaljulaid has co-chaired this movement since 2018. Also planned are a meeting with Amina Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, and a round table discussion with local entrepreneurs on topics of the Three Seas Initiative.

The Head of State will return to Estonia on Saturday.

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