Iceland was the first state to recognise the restored Republic of Estonia in 1991. “Iceland has a greater role in changing the world in 1991 than an icebreaker, because Iceland reminded everyone of lost values,” said President Lennart Meri during his visit to the Republic of Iceland in September 1999. In acknowledgement this recognition, the square in front of the Estonian Foreign Ministry was named Islandi väljak (Iceland Square) in August 1998 and as of October 1999, the address of the Ministry is 1 Iceland Square. In August 2006, the Icelandic and Estonian prime ministers opened a memorial plaque dedicated to Iceland on the façade of the Foreign Ministry.
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