Estonian Ambassador to Slovenia Gita Kalmet presented her credentials on Wednesday 24 November to President of Slovenia Borut Pahor in Ljubljana.
In a conversation following the presentation ceremony, Pahor and Kalmet reaffirmed the friendly relations between their countries and good cooperation in the European Union, NATO and the Three Seas Initiative. “11 December marks 30 years since diplomatic relations were established between Estonia and Slovenia. Since then, we have become like-minded partners, confirmed by our discussion on topical issues, such as the hybrid attack by Belarus on the borders of the European Union, tensions in the Western Balkans and Ukraine,” Kalmet said. The ambassador also thanked the Slovenian president for the successful presidency of the Council of the European Union, which Slovenia holds until the end of 2021.
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 in 2006-2011 and in Canada between 2013 and 2018. The ambassador resides in Prague.
Estonian Ambassador to Slovenia H.E. Gita Kalmet in Ljubljana, 24.11.2021