|Monday, 20. March 2017||
20-22.03 Estonian Deputy Minister for EU Affairs Matti Maasikas is on a visit in Albania and Bosnia and Herzegovina ahead of the Estonian EU Presidency. Maasikas is planning to meet with the Deputy Foreign Minister Odeta Barbullushi and Minister of European Integration Klajda Gjosha of Albania and Deputy Foreign Minister Josip Brkić and Director of the Directorate for European Integration Edin Dilberović of Bosnia and Herzegovina. They will discuss the Estonian Presidency of the EU, EU enlargement, Brexit and transatlantic relations.
22-23.03 Foreign Minister Sven Mikser will be on a visit in the USA where he will attend a meeting of foreign ministers of the Global Coalition against Daesh and he will meet with senators Jon Ernst, Angus King and Cory Gardner. Main topics of the meetings will include transatlantic relations and the security situation in Europe and its neighbourhood. In addition, Foreign Minister will give a lecture to the students of the Georgetown University.
22.03 Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Rainer Saks will open the Estonian Honorary Consulate in Šiauliai, Lithuania. On 23 March, Saks will meet with the Lithuanian Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs Darius Skusevičius, Vice-Minister of Energy Egidijus Purlys and Chancellor of the Foreign Ministry Jūratė Raguckienė. Topics discussed at the meetings will include regional security and the Eastern Partnership.
23.03 Desk officer of the Foreign Ministry’s consular assistance division Silvar Laanemäe will give a lecture on smart travelling at Tallinn’s Kesklinna youth center where he will introduce the web page reisitargalt.vm.ee and will answer to questions about risks and dangers when going to work or study abroad.
24.03 a round table on external trade will take place at the Foreign Ministry’s press hall. Officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications will give an overview of the US trade policy, trade agenda of the Estonian Presidency of the EU and developments in e-trade.
Cultural events abroad:
21-27.03 Anu Aun’s feature film “The Polar Boy” and Meelis Muhu’s documentary “Let’s Play War” will be screened in Vienna at the international film festival LET’S CEE. Estonian short films programme put together by PÖFF will also be screened at the festival. After the screenings, it is possible to meet with the film makers. Additional information: http://www.letsceefilmfestival.com/
21.03 Cellist Andreas Lend and pianist Hande Dalkılıç will give a concert at the museum of modern art in Ankara. Additional information: http://csm.cankaya.bel.tr/event/212/Viyolonsel-ve-Piyano-Resitali
21.03 Heta Jäälinoja’s animation “Penelope” from 2016 will be screened at the International Film Festival (20-25.03) in Aubagne, France.
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