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Estonian Ambassador to Czech Republic Presents Credentials

20.09.2010

No. 281-E

On Friday, 17 September, the new Ambassador of the Republic of Estonia to the Czech Republic Lembit Uibo presented his credentials to Czech President Václav Klaus.

During their conversation following the ceremony, Ambassador Lembit Uibo and President Václav Klaus discussed Estonia-Czech bilateral relations. They acknowledged that constructive and positive communication exists between the two countries. Lembit Uibo stressed that there is potential for further development in Estonia-Czech relations. They also thoroughly discussed the economic difficulties that have recently fallen over Europe, and the Estonian ambassador described the background of Estonia’s transition to the euro.

Lembit Uibo was born on 27 June 1971. In 2001 Ambassador Uibo defended his master’s thesis in European and comparative law at Maastricht University. In 1999 he graduated from the master’s programme for international and European relations at the University of Amsterdam, and in 1998 he completed the Estonian School of Diplomacy specialising in international relations and European integration. In 1997 Uibo graduated from the International University for Social Sciences “Lex” with attorney qualifications. Prior to that Uibo studied machine construction with automated processes at the Tallinn University of Technology.

Lembit Uibo began doing diplomatic work in 1999 in the Foreign Ministry’s European Union law division, where his responsibilities were to consult on law-related accession negotiations with the European Union and prepare the Accession Treaty with the European Union. From 2003-2004 Uibo was a counsellor to the European Union law division and a representative of the state in the European Court of Justice. Prior to assuming his current position, Lembit Uibo was the director of the Foreign Ministry’s European Union Court division and Estonia’s representative to the European Court of Justice. Ambassador Uibo speaks English, Russian, French, and Finnish.

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