Ambassadors of US, Peru, Panama, Colombia present credentials to Estonian president

  • 2023-02-21
  • BNS/TBT Staff

TALLINN - Estonian President Alar Karis received the credentials of ambassadors of the United States, Peru, Panama and Colombia in Kadriorg on Tuesday.

At a meeting with US ambassador George Peter Kent, the Estonian head of state lauded the good bilateral relations between Estonia and the United States and sent his regards to US President Joe Biden.

"I want to thank the United States for its decisions in supporting Ukraine, which serve as an example for many. We must increase our support to help ensure a victory on Ukraine's terms," Karis said. "Ukraine's Euro-Atlantic integration is the key to long-lasting peace and stability in the region and Ukraine must be fully supported on this path."

Karis thanked the United States for strengthening NATO's eastern flank and rotations of the US contingent and long-lasting significant defense cooperation.

"The United States has provided us with crucial security aid in strengthening NATO's eastern flank and expediting the development of our capabilities," he said.

The president also received the credentials of ambassador of Panama Javier Alcides Bonagas De Gracia, ambassador of Peru Eric Edgardo Guillermo Anderson Machado and ambassador of Colombia Assad Jose Jater Pena.

At the credentials ceremony, Karis highlighted Estonia's readiness to develop bilateral relations in digital and cyber affairs and good cooperation in international organizations. He stressed at meetings with all the ambassadors that support to Ukraine and isolation of Russia on the international arena must continue until peace is signed on Ukraine's terms. The president also said that the perpetrators of war crimes in Ukraine must be held accountable and it is crucial to prosecute the perpetrators of both the aggression crime and war crimes.

In his discussions with all the ambassador, the Estonian head of state called on all states to support the peace resolution of the UN General Assembly, which will be voted on this Thursday.

The ambassador of the United States resides in Tallinn. The ambassadors of Panama and Colombia reside in Warsaw and the ambassador of Peru in Helsinki.