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President of Germany Joachim Gauck to Visit Estonia

03.07.2013

President of the Federal Republic of Germany Joachim Gauck will be on a state visit to Estonia from 8-10 July together with Mrs. Daniela Schadt.

The schedule for the visit includes meetings with President of the Republic Toomas Hendrik Ilves, Speaker of the Riigikogu Ene Ergma, and Prime Minister Andrus Ansip.

During the course of the visit, bilateral relations will be discussed. Other current topics related to the European Union will also be addressed, including financial and economic issues. Other topics will include security policy issues and co-operation in the Baltic Sea region.

President Gauck will discuss the topic “What will we remember in the future?” with President Ilves at the Museum of Occupations, visit various companies, and lay a wreath at the base of the Monument to the War of Independence. The state visit will end with a visit to the Dome Church, which will include a meeting with Archbishop Andres Põder and a concert with music by Estonian composers.

The President of the Republic and Mrs. Evelin Ilves will host a state dinner at the Seaplane Harbour in honour of the President of the Federal Republic of Germany and Mrs. Daniela Schadt.

The visit will be accompanied by a large business delegation. The German entrepreneurs will become acquainted with the work of many Estonian and German companies, meet with representatives of the Estonian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and visit the Port of Tallinn.


Attention journalists interested in covering the visit!

We ask that journalists, photographer and camera operators interested in covering the visit  register using this online form by Friday, 5 July at 14.00:
http://acredit.vm.ee/eng/president_of_germany_to_visit_estonia

Press cards for those accredited will be available at the desk at the Foreign Ministry’s guest entrance at Lauteri 2 on 8 July from 9.00-17.00.


Please specify exactly which event(s) you would like to cover!


Tuesday, 9 July

10.30 Official Welcoming ceremony at Kadriorg
Official photo of the presidents, signing of the guest book, exchanging of gifts, first moments of the meeting of the presidents
(A.Weizenbergi 39)
TV, photo – we ask that you arrive no later than 10.00

11.50 Press conference of the presidents
(A.Weizenbergi 39)
Languages: English and German
We ask that journalists arrive  no later than11.30

12.30 Meeting and lunch with Riigikogu Speaker Mrs. Ene Ergma
(Riigikogu, Lossi plats 1a)
Official photo and signing of the guest book 13.30
TV, photo – we ask that you arrive no later than 13.15

16.25 Laying of a wreath at the base of the Monument to the War of Independence
(Vabaduse Square)
TV, photo – we ask that you arrive no later than 16.15

17.00 Discussion “What will we remember in the future?” The discussion of President Toomas Hendrik Ilves and President Joachim Gauck will be moderated by Maria Mälksoo; an introduction will be given by Toomas Hiio
Museum of Occupations
(Toompea 8, Tallinn)
We ask that journalists arrive  no later than 16.40

20.00 State dinner of the President of Republic and Mrs. Evelin Ilves in honour of the President of the Federal Republic of Germany and Mrs. Daniela Schadt
Seaplane Harbour
(Vesilennuki 6, Tallinn)
Welcoming handshakes, speeches
TV, photo – we ask that you arrive no later than 19.30

Wednesday, 10 July

10.30 Visit to the enterprise KARL STORZ Video Endoscopy Estonia OÜ
(Akadeemia tee 21/2)
TV, photo – we ask that you arrive no later than 10.10

11.30 Meeting with Prime Minister Andrus Ansip
Greeting, first moments of the meeting
(Rahukohtu 3)
TV, photo – we ask that you arrive no later than 11.10

15.30 Visit to Tallinn Dome Church of the Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church
Andres Põder, Archbishop of the Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church
Urmas Viilma, chancellor of the Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church, pastor of the Dome Church congregation

(Toom-Kooli 6, Tallinn)
Greeting, tour, concert
TV, photo – we ask that you arrive no later than 15.10

17.00  Official departure ceremony
(Tallinn, A. Weizenbergi 39)
TV, photo – we ask that you arrive no later than 16.45


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