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Estonian Ambassador to Ireland Presents Credentials


No. 276-E

On Tuesday, 14 September, the new Ambassador of the Republic of Estonia to Ireland Mait Martinson presented his credentials to President Mary McAleese.

In the discussion following the presenting of credentials, Ambassador Mait Martinson and President Mary McAleese discussed Estonia-Ireland bilateral relations and opportunities to develop them further. President McAleese mentioned that with European Union membership, many co-operation areas opened up and common interests also grew. The Irish president recalled with gratitude her own personal contacts with Estonian state leaders and the reciprocal visits that have taken place. President McAleese said that it is important that the current generation in both countries realise the changed circumstances and use these in the best possible way in domestic, bilateral, and pan-European endeavours.

Mait Martinson was born on 19 June 1969. In 1993 he graduated from the economics department of Moscow State University. Mait Martinson began working in the diplomatic field in 1993 as an attaché of the Foreign Ministry’s external economic policy department. From 1994-1995 Martinson was a third secretary in the external economic policy department, and from 1995-1996 he was the director of the Central and Eastern Europe division in the same department. Following that, from 1996-1999 he worked in the Estonian Embassy in Washington as a first secretary. From 2000-2002 Martinson was the trade negotiator for the external economic policy department. From 2002-2007 he was the Estonian Ambassador in Beijing. Prior to assuming his current position, Martinson was the director general of the Foreign Ministry’s state protocol department.

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