14.05 Foreign Minister Urmas Paet will open the World Day conference in Tallinn entitled “Who Should Feed the World?”. During the conference, which is taking place at the Meriton Grand Conference Hotel, the topic of supplying food for the whole world will be discussed. The speakers at the conference will be Marikki Stocchetti from the Finnish Institute of International Affairs, Nicaraguan Ambassador to Estonia Dr. Ricardo José Alvarado Noguera, Patrick Worms of the World Agroforestry Centre, representatives of the Estonian startup Vital Fields, and many other experts from Estonia and abroad.
Additional information: http://www.maailmapäev.ee/en/conference/
14.05 Foreign Minister Urmas Paet will participate in a session of the Riigikogu foreign affairs committee.
14.05 Foreign Minister Urmas Paet will participate in a joint session of the Riigikogu national defence committee and foreign affairs committee.
14.05 Foreign Minister Urmas Paet will meet with the honorary consuls of other countries in Estonia.
14.05 Estonia’s special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Väino Reinart will participate in a meeting of special representatives for Afghanistan and Pakistan taking place in Berlin. The special representatives will meet with German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle and Afghan Foreign Minister Zalmai Rassoul. At their meeting, they will discuss matters related to the Afghan national forces and police taking over responsibility for security and the 2014 presidential elections in Afghanistan.
14.05 A concert celebrating the 20th anniversary of Estonia’s membership in the Council of Europe will take place in Strasbourg. Pianist Piia Paemurru will perform on an Estonia piano given as a gift to the Council of Europe.
15.05 Foreign Minister Urmas Paet will meet with Danish Minister for Foreign Trade Pia Olsen Dyhr, who will be in Estonia for a visit. At their meeting, they will discuss Estonia-Denmark relations, including economic co-operation, matters related to international trade, and other current topics.
15.05 Foreign Minister Urmas Paet will meet with Ambassador of Georgia to Estonia Ruslan Abashidze.
16.05 Foreign Minister Urmas Paet will meet with Secretary General of the Community of Democracies Maria Leissner.
16.05 A meeting of the ministers of the Council of Europe will take place in Strasbourg. They will discuss the effectiveness of the activities of the Council of Europe and their ability to strengthen democracy, human rights, and rule of law in Europe. Special attention will be given to the Council’s monitoring mechanisms of this year. The Estonian delegation will be led by Ambassador Gea Rennel.
16.05 The exhibit “3 ESTONIAN ARTISTS” will be opened in Kerbsen Gallery in Copenhagen. The exhibit features the works of painter Katrin Valdre, ceramic artist Aigi Orav, and naivist Ave Nahkur and is dedicated to the 95th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia. It will remain open until 8 June. More information on Krebsen Gallery and the exhibit can be found at http://tinyurl.com/d5kxnao.
17.05 Foreign Minister Urmas Paet will meet with Foreign Minister of Kosovo Enver Hoxhaj, who will be in Estonia for a visit. The foreign ministers will discuss Estonia-Kosovo relations, Kosovo’s integration with the European Union and relations with Serbia, and the situation in the Western Balkans in general. Within the framework of the visit, the foreign ministers will sign a protocol for a readmission agreement between Estonia and Kosovo.
17.05 The Foreign Ministry in co-operation with the Tallinn representation of the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) will organise a meeting on migration for consuls of foreign countries residing in Estonia.
19.05 Ingrid Lukas and Michel Gsell will give a concert in the main hall of American University within the framework of the European Month of Culture organised by the EU representation in Washington DC.