TALLINN - The president of Romania, Klaus Werner Iohannis, will start a two-day state visit to Estonia on Wednesday.
The Romanian head of state will arrive in Estonia on Wednesday evening. He will begin the state visit in Kadriorg, Tallinn, where a formal reception ceremony will be held, spokespeople for the Estonian president have said.
The ceremony will be followed by a meeting of the heads of state of Estonia and Romania, after which a joint press conference will be held. Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid will also give a state dinner in honor of the Romanian head of state.
The program of the state visit on Thursday will start at Stenbock House, the seat of the government of Estonia, where the Romanian president will meet with Prime Minister Kaja Kallas, and then with the speaker of the Riigikogu, Juri Ratas. The Romanian head of state will also lay a wreath at the Monument to the Victory in the War of Independence.
During the course of the day, the Romanian head of state will also meet with Tallinn Mayor Mihhail Kolvart, visit the e-Estonia Briefing Center and HK Unicorn Squad, a robotics and technology school for girls located at the Rakett69 science studio.
"The visit of the president of Romania to Estonia has been planned for a long time and fits well into the time when we are celebrating the 100th anniversary of the conclusion of diplomatic relations between Estonia and Romania. Romania is a partner and ally of Estonia on important foreign and security issues, and we also cooperate actively within the framework of the Three Seas Initiative," Lauri Kuusing, foreign relations adviser to the Estonian president, said.
The aim of the state visit is to deepen practical cooperation on defense, education and digital issues and to give momentum to economic relations, the adviser added.