Estonia to open embassy in India

  • 2012-01-06

TALLINN - The government has decided to establish an Estonian embassy in the capital of India, New Delhi.

Foreign Minister Urmas Paet stated that as of this spring the Foreign Ministry will send a charge d’affaires to New Delhi, whose task it will be to make preparations for opening an embassy there in the fall of this year. “We plan to send an ambassador to New Delhi by the end of the year,” said Paet.

Paet stated that the opening of the embassy in New Delhi will help to intensify political co-operation with India and develop business and cultural contacts, as well as provide an opportunity to better address consular matters and to issue visas.

“On account of India’s important and growing role in the world and Estonians’ increasing interest in travelling to India, the plan to open an Estonian representation in India has been on the agenda for quite some time. From September 2005 to July 2008 an Estonian consular diplomat was working in the Finnish Embassy in New Delhi,” said Paet.