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President of Macedonia* to pay official visit to Estonia

21.10.2010

The President of Macedonia, Mr. Gjorge lvanov, will pay an official visit to Estonia on 25th-26th October.
In the course of his visit, the President of Macedonia, Mr. Gjorge Ivanov will meet with the President of Estonia, Mr. Toomas Hendrik Ilves, Speaker of the Riigikogu, Ms Ene Ergma, and the Prime Minister, Mr. Andrus Ansip. The President of Macedonia also plans to meet with the Minister of Justice, Mr. Rein Lang, as well as visiting Lahemaa.

Bilateral relations between Estonia and Macedonia and the possibilities to share Estonia’s experiences with reforms as well as future co-operation will be discussed at the meetings. Topics related to the European Union will also be discussed, including Macedonia’s efforts to join the European Union. Macedonia’s contribution to the mission in Afghanistan will also be discussed.

The Macedonian Minister of Information Society, Mr. Ivo Ivanovski, will accompany the President. Mr. Ivanovski will visit the ICT Demo Centre, Eesti Energy (Estonian Energy Company), the Centre of Registers and Information Systems, and the Estonian Informatics Centre. The Macedonian Minister of Information Society, Mr. Ivo Ivanovski, has also scheduled meetings with representatives of the Ministry of Finance and the PRAXIS Center for Policy Studies.


Journalists, attention, please!

Any journalists, photographers, or TV operators interested in recording the visit are kindly asked to electronically register by Friday, October 22nd at 16:00 at the latest, on the website at: http://ankeet.vm.ee/eng/visit_of_macedonia

Only electronic accreditation available. Press cards will be presented on Friday, 22nd October, from 16:30 onwards from the reception area of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at Lauteri 2. The reception area is open from 8:00 to 18:00.

Indicate the events you wish to cover.

MONDAY, 25 OCTOBER 2010

11.00 The Official Welcoming Ceremony at the Presidential Palace at Kadriorg
(Weizenbergi 39)
POOL 1
TV, photo – we ask that you arrive no later than 10.40.

12.10 Meeting with the press in the 2nd floor foyer of the presidential palace
(Weizenbergi 39)
Language: English
POOL 2
Journalists – we ask that you arrive no later than 11.50.

14.10 Guided tour in the Old Town
(Suur-Karja 17)
POOL 3
TV, photo – we ask that you arrive no later than 14.00.

15.00 Meeting with Mr. Andrus Ansip, Prime Minister
(Rahukohtu 3)
POOL 4
TV, photo – we ask that you arrive no later than 14.40.

19.00 Dinner hosted by the President of the Republic of Estonia in honour of the President of the Republic of Macedonia
(Kadrioru Art Museum, Weizenbergi 34)
POOL 5
TV, photo – we ask that you arrive no later than 18.30.

TUESDAY, 26 OCTOBER 2010

11.00 Meeting with Mrs. Ene Ergma, President of the Riigikogu
(Lossi plats 1a)
POOL 6
TV, photo – we ask that you arrive no later than 10.40.


* Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia


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