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Estonian Ambassador to United Kingdom presents credentials to Queen Elizabeth II

Yesterday, on November 22, the Estonian Ambassador to the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland, Tiina Intelmann, presented her Letters of Credence to Queen Elizabeth II.

Following the ceremony, Her Majesty the Queen and Ambassador Intelmann discussed bilateral relations between Estonia and the United Kingdom. The Ambassador congratulated the Queen on her 70th wedding anniversary.

Queen Elizabeth II and Ambassador Intelmann also discussed defence cooperation between Estonia and the United Kingdom. The Ambassador thanked Elizabeth for the United Kingdom’s contribution to the NATO’s Enhanced Forward Presence (eFP), which helps to ensure the security of the Baltic Sea region and has taken regional security to a new level. Queen Elizabeth II is the Colonel-in-Chief of the Royal Welsh Regiment, which is currently deployed in Estonia.

Ambassador Intelmann has a Master of Arts degree in Italian language and literature from Leningrad State University in St. Petersburg.

Intelmann joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1991, where she began her diplomatic career at the Political Department. She served as an Ambassador to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe from 1999 to 2002, Undersecretary for Political Affairs and Media Relations at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 2002 to 2005, Permanent Representative of Estonia to the United Nations from 2005 to 2010 and Ambassador to Israel from 2010 to 2011. In 2011, Tiina Intelmann was elected President of the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. She then served as the Head of the European Union Delegation to Liberia before arriving in London in September 2017.

Official photo: https://flic.kr/s/aHsm9vBSWf
Photos by Estonian Embassy in London: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmbwiePL

Additional info:

Triinu Rajasalu
Public Diplomacy and Media Relations
Estonian Embassy in London
+44 7920 197 993
triinu.rajasalu@mfa.ee