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Foreign Minister of Macedonia* to Visit Estonia

06.02.2012

Foreign Minister of Macedonia* Nikola Poposki will be in Estonia for a working visit from 8-9 February. He has meetings scheduled with Foreign Minister Urmas Paet, Minister of Defence Mart Laar, chairman of the Riigikogu foreign affairs committee Marko Mihkelson, chairman of the Riigikogu national defence committee Mati Raidma, chairman of the European Union affairs committee Taavi Rõivas, and members of the Estonia-Macedonia parliamentary group.

Topics to be discussed will be Estonia-Macedonia relations, Macedonia’s integration with the EU and NATO, and recent developments in the countries’ shared neighbourhood.

Nikola Poposki will give a lecture in English at the Foreign Ministry entitled “Macedonia on the road to NATO and EU: Knocking on the open doors”.

In addition to his meetings, Foreign Minister Poposki will also host a reception in honour of the opening of the honorary consulate of Macedonia in Tartu. The honorary consul of Macedonia is Peter Roose. For additional information on the opening of the honorary consulate: nenad.kolev@mfa.gov.mk

Attention journalists interested in covering the visit!

Journalists, photographers and camera operators interested in covering the visit should be accredited no later than Wednesday, 8 February at 11.00. Please contact the Foreign Ministry press centre at centre@mfa.ee or by phone at +372 637 7630 with your first name and surname, publication/channel, and ID card number.


Please specify exactly which event(s) you would like to cover!


Wednesday, 8 February

15.30 Joint press conference of foreign ministers Urmas Paet and Nikola Poposki
(Lauteri 2)
Languages: Estonia, English
We ask that journalists arrive no later than 15.15


Thursday, 9 February


11.00 Meeting with chairman of the Riigikogu foreign affairs committee Marko Mihkelson

(Lossi plats 1A)
TV, photo – first moments of the event. We ask that you arrive no later than 10.45

11.30 Meeting with chairman of the Riigikogu national defence committee Mati Raidma
(Lossi plats 1A)
TV, photo – first moments of the event. We ask that you arrive no later than 11.15

12.00 Meeting with chairman of the Riigikogu European Union affairs committee Taavi Rõivas
(Lossi plats 1A)
TV, photo – first moments of the event. We ask that you arrive no later than 11.45

14.30 Lecture by Foreign Minister of Macedonia Nikola Poposki at the Foreign Ministry
(Lauteri 2)
We ask that journalists arrive no later than 14.15

15.30 Meeting with Minister of Defence Mart Laar

(Sakala 1)
TV, photo – first moments of the event. We ask that you arrive no later than 15.15





* Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

 

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