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The Embassy of Estonia in Berlin

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Address: Hildebrandstraße 5; Berlin, D-10785

Tel.: +49 (0)30 254 606-02

Email: Embassy.Berlin@mfa.ee

www.estemb.de/eng

The Ambassador

Amb. Mart Laanemäe

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From 1996 to 1999 Laanemäe was Undersecretary for Politics, Press and Information at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Estonia in Tallinn. From 1999 to 2003, he served as Estonian Ambassador to Austria, Slovakia, Slovenia, the Czech Republic (until the beginning of 2002) and Hungary (until the end of 2001). From 2000 to 2003 he was also Permanent Representative to the International Organizations in Vienna (IAEA, UNOV, CTBTO) and Ambassador to Switzerland.

In 2003/2004 he was Director General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, then until 2008 Undersecretary for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation. Since August 2016, Mart Laanemäe (as in the years 2008 to 2012) is Estonian ambassador to Germany. In the meantime, he worked as undersecretary at the Estonian Foreign Ministry in Tallinn, where he was responsible for Euro-Atlantic issues.

History

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Estonia’s historical embassy building in Berlin re-opened its doors in a formal ceremony attended by President Lennart Meri on the 27th of September 2001, ten years after the diplomatic relations between the two countries were restored in 1991.

Estonia and Germany’s membership in the European Union and NATO provides a framework for bilateral communication. Shared aspects of culture and history also continue to be a uniting factor in relations between the two. The closeness and frequency of bilateral contacts has grown year by year. In addition to Estonia's Embassy in Berlin, Estonia has 6 other representations in Germany. These representations include consulates in Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Kiel, Munich, Schwerin, and Stuttgart.