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New Estonian Ambassador to Belgium Presents Credentials


No 309-E

On Monday, 3 September, Ambassador of the Republic of Estonia to the Kingdom of Belgium Gert Antsu presented his credentials to King of the Belgians Albert II.

In the discussion that followed the presentation of credentials, Estonian Ambassador Gert Antsu and King of the Belgians Albert II discussed the development of Estonia-Belgium bilateral relations, placing the most emphasis on the promotion of economic co-operation.

Ambassador Antsu and King Albert II acknowledged that Estonia and Belgium have similar views on important European Union topics, which provides a good basis for close co-operation. Other European Union topics discussed at the meeting included the financial crisis.

Gert Antsu was born on 20 October 1974 in Pärnu. He graduated from Tartu University with a degree in political science and later studied at the College of Europe in Natolin, Poland.

Gert Antsu worked in the European integration division/European Union secretariat of the State Chancellery starting in 1997. From 2004-2008, Antsu was the director of European Union affairs at the State Chancellery. Starting in 2008 Gert Antsu was the deputy director for Coreper I affairs at Estonia’s Permanent Representation to the European Union. Gert Antsu has given lectures on European Union topics at Tallinn University, the Estonian Business School, Tartu University, and the Estonian School of Diplomacy.

The Ambassador speaks English, French, Russian, Danish, German, and Polish.

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