Estonian Ambassador H.E. Mr. Kristjan Prikk visited Annapolis on January 5.
The Ambassador gave a talk at the International Club of Annapolis as a part of its monthly Ambassador series.
Ambassador Prikk talked about his homeland Estonia, a thriving European nation and the world’s leading digital society.
Before the talk, Colonel (Retired) Milton Davis, Executive Director of the Maryland Estonia Exchange Council, presented the International Club of Annapolis with special Citation from for the Club’s activities to promote international awareness. The Citation was from Maryland’s Secretary of State. It was given to recognize the club’s role in publicizing international issues, especially with regard to Estonia. The dinner marked the latest of several talks that Estonia’s ambassadors have given in Annapolis over the past few years.
Although close cooperation between Estonia and Maryland began in the early 1990s with military cooperation, links between the two have since expanded to include many fields, such as education, cyber security, youth exchange and healthcare. Many Estonian towns have sister cities in Maryland. For example Tallinn and Annapolis, Tartu and Salisbury, Bel Air and Narva, Viljandi and Cumberland have formed partnerships. Maryland- Estonia Exchange Council, Inc. (a nonprofit NGO) (https://www.marylandestoniaexchangecouncil.org/) is actively promoting Estonia-Maryland ties.
In August 2019, former Estonian Ambassador to the U.S. Jonatan Vseviov and Maryland Governor Larry Hogan signed a new Memorandum of Cooperation between Estonia and Maryland in Annapolis aimed at further developing relations between Estonia and the Maryland State Government.
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