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Estonian and Latvian Foreign Ministers to Announce Winner of Estonian-Latvian and Latvian-Estonian Translation Prize

17.04.2013

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On Friday, 19 April at 12.00, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet and Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs will announce the winner of the Estonian-Latvian and Latvian-Estonian Translation Prize in Tallinn.

The idea for the creation of the award came from Estonian Ambassador to Latvia Jaak Jõerüüt and Latvian Ambassador to Estonia Kārlis Eihenbaums. The agreement that established the Estonian-Latvian and Latvian-Estonian translation award was signed by Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet and Latvian Foreign Minister Māris Riekstiņš on 18 February 2009.
The monetary value of the award is 3 000 euros, to which both sides are contributing equally. The jury will contain representatives from the foreign ministries of the two countries and the director of each nation’s literature information centre.

In previous years the prize has been awarded to translators Maima Grīnberga (2009), Guntars Godinš (2010), and Kalev Kalkun (2011).

Paet and Rinkēvičs also have a bilateral meeting scheduled, during which the ministers will talk about Estonia-Latvia bilateral relations as well as regional co-operation. Latvia’s accession to the OECD will also be discussed. Other topics to be addressed are European Union issues, including Eastern Partnership, security policy matters, and other topical international issues.

During his visit to Estonia, the Latvian foreign minister also has plans to visit the NATO Cyber Defence Centre.

Attention journalists!

If you would like to attend the translation prize award ceremony on Friday, 19 April at 12.00, please notify the Foreign Ministry press department at press@mfa.ee or by phone at 637 7654 no later than 19 April at 10.30.

Enter the Foreign Ministry through the guests entrance at Lauteri 2. We ask that journalists arrive no later than 11.35.

 

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