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Visit to the Republic of Estonia

Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier is welcomed with military honours by Kersti Kaljulaid, President of the Republic of Estonia, in Tallinn on the occasion of his  visit to Estonia Tallinn/Estonia, 22 August 2017 Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier is welcomed with military honours by Kersti Kaljulaid, President of the Republic of Estonia, in Tallinn on the occasion of his visit to Estonia © Jesco Denzel

Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Elke Büdenbender paid an official visit to the Republic of Estonia from 22 to 23 August.

The Federal President held talks with President Kersti Kaljulaid and Prime Minister Jüri Ratas in the Estonian capital Tallinn on 22 August. The following day, he and Ms Büdenbender met young Estonian leaders, with whom they discussed the future of Europe and their expectations of the European Union. The Federal President gave a speech on "Germany and Europe – a chequered history, a common future" at the Estonian Academy of Sciences.

Federal President Frank Walter Steinmeier and Elke Büdenbender then travelled to the Republic of Latvia from 23 to 24 August. Thereafter they will visit the Republic of Lithuania on 24 and 25 August.

Overview of the programme:

Tuesday, 22 August

  • Flight to Tallinn, Estonia
  • Office of the President
    Welcome with military honours by Kersti Kaljulaid, President of the Republic of Estonia, followed by talks

    Thereafter
    Meet the press

  • Office of the Prime Minister
    Talks with Jüri Ratas, Prime Minister of the Republic of Estonia
  • Freedom Square
    Wreath laying ceremony at the monument to the Estonian War of Independence
  • Maarjamäe Palace
    Dinner hosted by the President of the Republic of Estonia

Wednesday, 23 August

  • Estonian Academy of Sciences
    Speech by the Federal President on "Germany and Estonia – a chequered history, a common future"
  • Flight to Riga, Latvia