Estonian Ambassador to Croatia Presents Credentials


No. 399-E

On Friday, 17 December, Ambassador of the Republic of Estonia to the Republic of Croatia Priit Pallum presented his credentials to Croatian President Ivo Josipović. The ambassador resides in Budapest.

Ambassador Priit Pallum passed along greetings and holiday wishes from Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves to the Croatian president. In the discussion that followed the presenting of credentials, Ambassador Pallum and President Josipović talked about Estonia-Croatia bilateral relations. They also focused on Croatia’s European Union integration and Estonia and Croatia’s allied relations in NATO. Ambassador Pallum stated that Estonia strongly supports Croatia’s endeavours to integrate with the European Union. “We are prepared to continue sharing our reform experiences with Croatia,” said Pallum.

At the meeting, Ambassador Pallum spoke about Estonia’s economic situation and its upcoming accession to the euro zone. Another topic was the development of Estonia-Croatia economic relations. “In economic relations between the nations, the greatest development potential is in the tourism sector. Croatia has become an increasingly popular tourism destination for Estonians,” said Pallum.

Estonian Ambassador Priit Pallum was born in Tallinn in 1964. He graduated from the economics department of Tartu University in 1989. Pallum has worked in Estonia’s foreign service since 1991, when he began working as a counsellor for the external economic policy department. From 1998-1999 Pallum was the Estonian ambassador to the UN and other international organisations in Geneva and Estonia’s permanent representative to the World Trade Organisation. Starting in 2000 Pallum worked as the undersecretary for external economic policy and consular affairs, after which he became the ambassador to the Netherlands from 2002-2006. Before assuming his current position, Priit Pallum was the director of the Foreign Ministry’s external economic and development co-operation department. As of 2010 Priit Pallum is the Estonian ambassador to Hungary.

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