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The Foreign Minister will visit Põlva County and attend the closing ceremony of the Finno-Ugric Capital of Culture in Obinitsa


7. January 2016 - 12:21

Today, on January 7, Foreign Minister Marina Kaljurand will travel to southern Estonia to participate in the closing ceremonies of the Finno-Ugric Capital of Culture in Obinitsa and will visit Põlva County.

Foreign Minister Kaljurand will speak today at the handing-over ceremony of the Finno-Ugric Capital of Culture in Obinitsa. The 2015 Finno-Ugric Capital of Culture Obinitsa, will pass the title on to the village of Iszkaszentgyörgy and city of Veszprem in Hungary.

The Foreign Minister also plans to meet with representatives of Põlvamaa’s Union of Municipalities.

Tomorrow, on January 8 at 9:30, Foreign Minister Marina Kaljurand will greet the Finno-Ugric villages’ forum in Obinitsa entitled “Villages as a source of life force for Finno-Ugric peoples”. More detailed information and the program schedule of the forum are available at:

From Obinitsa, Foreign Minister Kaljurand will travel on to Põlva County, where she will visit the Koidula border checkpoint, meet with the Governor of Põlva County Ulla Preeden and guests interested in foreign policy at the Räpina Creative Centre. In Põlva, Foreign Minister Kaljurand will also meet with journalists and speak to local residents at 16:00 at the Põlva Cultural Centre about Estonia's foreign policy challenges for the coming year.


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