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Foreign Minister Paet Met with His Colleagues from Georgia, Yemen and Lesotho

28.09.2010

No. 298–E

Within the framework of the UN General Assembly, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet met in New York with Foreign Minister of Yemen Abu Bakr Abdallah al-Qirbi, Foreign Minister of Lesotho Mohlabi Kenneth Tsekoa, and Georgian Foreign Minister Gregory Vashadze.

The meetings focused on opportunities for intensifying relations with Georgia, Yemen and Lesotho. With the foreign ministers of Yemen and Lesotho, Paet discussed matters related to developing economic co-operation and appointing reciprocal honorary consuls. Foreign Minister Urmas Paet stated that in order to augment its relations and representation, Estonia would like to consistently expand its network of honorary consuls. “Estonia’s network of foreign representations is limited, but in many nations we are represented by and our citizens are aided by our active honorary consuls. We are interested in continuing to develop our network of honorary consuls and would like to find opportunities to appoint honorary consuls in Yemen and Lesotho,” said Paet.

Estonian honorary consuls help Estonian citizens with consular issues in their country of residence and also facilitate cultural and economic contacts. More information about Estonia’s network of honorary consuls across the globe is available here: http://www.vm.ee/?q=en/taxonomy/term/155.

At the meetings with the foreign ministers of Yemen and Lesotho it was agreed to establish diplomatic relations between Estonia and Yemen and Estonia and Lesotho.

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