Today 5 February, Estonia celebrates a hundred years since the day Norway, Sweden and Denmark recognised the Republic of Estonia de jure. Foreign Minister Eva-Maria Liimets welcomed the Ambassador of Norway Else Berit Eikeland, the Ambassador of Sweden Mikael Eriksson and the Ambassador of Denmark Kristina Miskowiak Beckvard at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The ambassadors presented her with letters of congratulations from their foreign ministers to mark the anniversary.
In her welcome speech, Foreign Minister Eva-Maria Liimets emphasised that Estonia considered Denmark, Norway and Sweden strategic, like-minded partners on the bilateral and regional level as well as in many international organisations. “Denmark, Norway and Sweden were among the first countries to express support and friendship towards the young Estonian state,” Foreign Minister Liimets said. “Today is a symbolic occasion to look to the future and contemplate ways of boosting our cooperation to ensure the development of the Nordic and Baltic countries as a competitive, sustainable and innovative region. I am very hopeful that our cooperation would soon expand to the Arctic, as Estonia is applying for observer status on the Arctic Council.”
Norway, Sweden and Denmark recognised the Republic of Estonia de jure on 5 February 1921.
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Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Estonia