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The New Ambassador to Romania Presents His Credentials


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On Wednesday, 18 September, the new Ambassador of Estonia to Romania Eerik Marmei presented his credentials to President of Romania Traian Basescu in Bucharest. Ambassador Marmei resides in Warsaw.

In the conversation that followed the ceremony of presenting credentials, Ambassador Marmei and President Basescu spoke about relations between the two countries and cooperation in NATO, the European Union, and other international organisations.

The upcoming visit of President Ilves to Romania, the need to develop closer economic relations between the two countries, the objectives of the upcoming high-level meeting of the European Union’s Eastern Partnership in Vilnius, and NATO’s missile- and cyber defence were also discussed during the conversation.

Ambassador Marmei conveyed greetings from President Ilves and the Government of Estonia to President Basescu.

Eerik Marmei was born on May 6, 1970 in Tartu. In 1988, he graduated from Miina Härma High School, in 1993 from the philosophy department of Tartu University with a specialization in history, and in 1996 he obtained a master’s degree in international relations from Notre Dame University in the United States.

Eerik Marmei has been working in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs since 1993. He has worked in the political department of the ministry as the desk officer for USA, as the director of the bureau for international organizations and security, and in the Estonian delegation to NATO in the years 1998-2000. From 2000-2003, he worked in the Embassy of Estonia in Washington and from 2005-2008 in the Embassy of Estonia in London.

In 2008-2010 Marmei was the head of NATO and EU department of the Ministry of Defence and since 2010 has been the director of security policy and arms control division in the political department of the foreign ministry. Eerik Marmei has been the Ambassador of Estonia to Poland since September 2013.



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