On 3 March Estonia’s new Ambassador to Croatia Gita Kalmet presented her credentials to the President of the Republic of Croatia Zoran Milanović. Kalmet resides in Prague and in addition to the Czech Republic she is accredited to Slovenia and now also to Croatia.
At the meeting with the President the Ambassador said that it was a great honour for her to present her credentials at the time when Estonia and Croatia were marking 30 years from establishing diplomatic relations between the two countries. Estonia and Croatia are allies in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and partners in the European Union. Estonia is interested in maintaining and strengthening good relations with Croatia. Ambassador Kalmet and President Milanović spoke about the security situation in Europe. „Both Estonia and Croatia have expressed unwavering political support to Ukraine, a country that is fighting for the democratic values of the whole of Europe,“ Gita Kalmet said.
Ambassador Gita Kalmet joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1993. She has worked in various fields, including international organisations, security, and the European Union. She was a policy official at the Estonian Embassy in Paris between 1999 and 2002, an exchange diplomat in London in 2005, ambassador to the Netherlands and Estonia’s permanent representative at the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in 2006-2011 and ambassador in Canada between 2013 and 2018. In August 2021 Kalmet became ambassador to the Czech Republic and in November 2021 – ambassador to Slovenia. The ambassador resides in Prague.
President of the Republic of Croatia H.E. Zoran Milanović and Ambassador of Estonia to Croatia H.E. Gita Kalmet in Zagreb, 03.03.2022.