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Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod visits Estonia

10.09.2020  21:50
Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod visited Estonia on 7-9 September 2020. Estonia currently holds the coordination role in the Nordic-Baltic group, the NB8, and Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu had invited all his colleagues to Tallinn.

Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod had two busy days. The Minister also had a bilateral meeting with his colleague Urmas Reinsalu. Estonian–Danish bilateral relations and regional cooperation, EU questions, energy, the situation in Belarus, transatlantic cooperation and other current affairs were discussed.

(Photo: Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs)

Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod opened the green energy conference “Renewable Energy in My Backyard #YIMBY” on the Environmental Day of Eesti Energia, organised in cooperation with the Danish Embassy in Tallinn. The opening was done together with Head of the Management Board of Eesti Energia Hando Sutter and Estonia’s Minister for the Environment Rene Kokk, and it was moderated by Tarmo Soomere, President of Estonian Academy of Sciences.

Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod

Vice President in Ørsted Ulrik Stridbæk shared the experience of the largest energy company in Denmark regarding wind power, offshore energy and engaging local communities.

At the same time, at the event’s premises, the exhibition Green Together was launched, created by the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and State of Green. An MFA world premiere in Tallinn. The exhibition will be used by embassies all over the world to promote green solutions in dialogue with Denmark.

(from left) Ambassador Kristina Miskowiak Beckvard, Jeppe Kofod, Hando Sutter, Rene Kokk

Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod’s programme also included a visit to the military base in Tapa, where he thanked the 200 Danish soldiers for their tireless efforts towards upholding security in our region, in the frames of NATO’s enhanced Forward Presence.

The Foreign Minister finally had some moments to walk through the Danish King’s Garden and the Danish Queen’s Rose Garden, the latter with 800 roses planted last year to celebrate Dannebrog 800. The staff at the Embassy in Tallinn enjoyed meeting the Foreign Minister and his delegation from the Ministry in the Embassy’s courtyard.