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The New Ambassador to Greece Presents His Credentials

18.10.2013

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Tuesday, 15 October the new Ambassador of Estonia to Greece Margus Rava presented his credentials to the President of the Hellenic Republic Karolos Papoulias.

In the conversation that followed the ceremony of presenting credentials, Ambassador Margus Rava stressed that both solidarity and trust are important concepts and phenomena in Europe. “Because of these, Estonia supports Greece’s efforts to implement the changes that are necessary to restart their economy,” he said.

Ambassador Rava and President Papoulias also spoke about bilateral relations at the meeting. “Greece is a popular travel destination among Estonians,” confirmed Ambassador Rava.
At the meeting, religious ties between Estonia and Greece were also discussed. The Patriarch of Constantinople’s visit to Estonia in September certainly helped to introduce Estonia to Greeks more broadly,” noted Rava.

Margus Rava was born in Tallinn in 1964. In 1989, he graduated from the Tallinn Polytechnical Institute as an electronic engineer and in 1992, from the Estonian School of Diplomacy.

In 1991, Margus Rava began to work for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the press and information department. From 1994 to 1997 he worked as a political affairs diplomat in the Embassy of Estonia in Riga and from 2000 to 2002 he was an economic affairs diplomat in the Embassy of Estonia in London. From 2002-2006 Margus Rava was the Foreign Ministry’s Director General of the external economic and development cooperation department. From 2006 to 2010 Rava was the Ambassador of Estonia to France and the Permanent Representative of the Republic of Estonia to UNESCO.

From the fall of 2010 until his departure for Greece, Margus Rava was the Foreign Ministry’s Ambassador-at-Large for Energy and Climate Affairs.

Since 2011, Margus Rava has also been the non-residing Ambassador of Estonia to Jordan.

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