TALLINN – Estonian Prime Minister Juri Ratas on Saturday expressed his gratitude to the country's foreign service on its 100th anniversary.
"This week, we celebrated the centennial of the foreign service of Estonia in the Kadriorg Flower Garden. I had the honor, with the president of the republic and the foreign minister, to give a toast to our diplomacy, foreign policy and the Republic of Estonia," Ratas said on social media.
"Our country's centennial, but also the Estonian presidency of the Council of the European Union, has given us many great opportunities to showcase our state, our people and our way of thinking. As a result, Estonia is again a little bigger than our numbers would suggest. And it will continue its growth. A major contribution from many people over many years stands behind all our achievements," Ratas said.
The prime minister said that he has seen a lot of commitment, wisdom and skilful action in the day-to-day work of the Estonian foreign service. "This very work and contribution have been of utmost importance in the creation, preservation and development of our state. Estonia must be known and our reputation must be flawless, because it helps us make ourselves heard in the world," Ratas added.