Estonia, Denmark celebrate centennial of diplomatic ties

  • 2021-02-05
  • BNS/TBT Staff

TALLINN - Estonia and Denmark were set to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between the two countries with a virtual event focusing of change in the energy sector on Friday. 

The event, titled "Going Green Together," will explore changes and cooperation opportunities in the energy sector, in order to together move towards more sustainable energy and the green transition, spokespeople for the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.

"The European Union has resolved that our future must be green and sustainable. It is a great privilege and honor for me to highlight the cooperation that Estonia is engaging in with Denmark,  which possesses both know-how and experience in renewable energy," Foreign Minister Eva-Maria Liimets said.

The foreign minister of Demark, Jeppe Kofod, described creating a bright, new, green and sustainable future as one of many fields where the countries should work closer together. He said that now and in the future, Denmark will stand by Estonia as an ally, a partner and a friend. 

To take part in the virtual event were government ministers of Estonia and Denmark, academics and representatives of the energy industry. The speakers will include the two ministers of foreign affairs, Estonia's Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure Taavi Aas, Denmark's Minister for Climate, Energy and Utilities Dan Jorgensen, CEO of the Estonian Wind Energy Association Aavo Karmas and the CEO of Wind Denmark, Jan Serup Hylleberg.