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Estonia opened its sixth honorary consulate in Spain

02.06.2014

On Wednesday, May 21, the Estonian Ambassador to Spain Toomas Kahur opened Estonia's sixth honorary consulate in Spain. The new honorary consulate is located in Bilbao and the Honorary Consul of Estonia there is Isidoro Beltran de Heredia Dreyfus.

At the opening of the honorary consulate, the Estonian Ambassador to Spain Toomas Kahur said that the Basque Country is one of the regions of Spain with the fastest-growing economy. "In recent years, entrepreneurs from both the Basque Country and Estonia have shown an increased interest in mutual cooperation in various fields," he added.

According to Kahur, the Basque cities of Bilbao and San Sebastián are important educational and cultural centres, where more and more Estonian citizens travel or study each year. "The opening of the honorary consulate will facilitate the establishment of contacts in various walks of life and ultimately help to develop Estonian-Spanish bilateral economic, cultural and tourism relations," Ambassador Kahur said. "And of course an Estonian citizen travelling in Spain who is experiencing problems will get initial help in getting back home from the honorary consulate," he added.

The consular area of Estonia's new Honorary Consul Isidoro Beltran de Heredia Dreyfus is the entire Basque Autonomous Region. The honorary consulate in Bilbao is located at Gran Via de Don Diego López de Haro 51 - principal izquierdo; 48011 Bilbao-Bizkaia. The honorary consul can be reached by telephone at (+34) 944 398 074 and via e-mail at ibeltran@gmail.com.

Estonian Honorary Consul Isidoro Beltran de Heredia Dreyfus was born in 1965 in Bilbao, Spain. He studied law, marketing and business administration at the University of the Basque Country. As of the year 2000, the honorary consul works as the head of an insurance company.
Dreyfus speaks English, Spanish and Basque.

Photo of the opening of the honorary consulate: https://www.flickr.com/photos/estonian-foreign-ministry/14220662796/.


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