Yesterday, on 15th February, Estonian Ambassador to the United Kingdom Viljar Lubi presented his credentials to Queen Elizabeth II in London.
In the conversation following the presentation ceremony, Ambassador Viljar Lubi said he was glad the United Kingdom and Estonia had a close relationship. Last week, the government of the United Kingdom decided to double UK troops and military presence in Estonia in response to Russia’s aggression.
Both Estonia and the United Kingdom value free trade and also close business relations are a shared aim for the two countries. “The Queen recalled her visit to Estonia in 2006. I thanked the Queen and her government for the wonderful friendship between our countries and congratulated her on her Platinum Jubilee of her reign,” the Estonian ambassador said.
Ambassador Viljar Lubi was born in 1977. He studied in the Hugo Treffner Upper Secondary School and graduated with honours from the Faculty of Business at the University of Tartu and has a master’s degree in political science from the Tallinn Pedagogical University. Lubi has also studied at the Estonian School of Diplomacy and completed a course in European integration, and has a diploma in European studies from the University of Sussex.
Viljar Lubi has worked in the foreign service since 1999. He has worked at the Press and Information Department, the External Economic and Development Cooperation Department, in the Estonian Embassy in London, as the Director of the General Affairs Division at the European Union Department and as a counsellor at the Estonian embassy in Washington. From 2011 until he took up his duties as the Estonian ambassador to India, he worked at the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications as the Director General of the EU and International Cooperation Department. Between 2013 and 2016, Viljar Lubi was the Estonian Ambassador to India, residing in New Delhi. Before arriving in London in August 2021, Viljar Lubi worked as the Deputy Secretary General for Economic Development at the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications, where he was in charge of shaping Estonia’s economic policy. Lubi speaks English, Russian and French.