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British Embassy Tallinn celebrates 100 years of friendship between the UK and Estonia

British Embassy Tallinn will hold a series of events in 2018 to celebrate the Estonian Centenary and 100 years of friendship between our two countries.

100 Years of Friendship

On 10 January British Ambassador to Estonia Theresa Bubbear announced the launch of a series of events that the British Embassy will hold throughout 2018 to celebrate the Estonian Centenary and 100 years of friendship between our two countries. These will include “Pop up Embassy” visits to each of Estonia’s 15 counties; an online exhibition on the Royal Navy’s support during Estonia’s War of Independence and a competition for school children to win invitations to this year’s Queen’s Birthday Party.

British Ambassador Theresa Bubbear said at the launch event:

I am delighted that the Embassy can play a part in celebrating the Estonian centenary and I do hope that many people can take part in our events to learn more about the UK and the long-lasting friendship between our countries. We are celebrating 100 years of friendship, but also looking ahead at the next 100 years.

Estonian Foreign Minister Sven Mikser and HMA Theresa Bubbear

Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sven Mikser commented:

We will always remember the special role of British naval and air forces during the Estonian War of Independence. No country or an individual can survive on its own, the co-operation is everything. It has been like that in the past and in the globalizing world the ties are going to be even stronger between Estonia and the UK.

Cutting the cake

For more information on “pop-up embassies” and other Centenary related activities of the British Embassy please follow the Embassy on social media at British Embassy Tallinn on Facebook and @UKinEstonia on Twitter

An online exhibition on the Royal Navy’s support during Estonia’s War of Independence is being created in collaboration with Estonian Maritime Museum, Estonian National Archive and Estonian National Library and will be located at www.UKandEstonia.ee. The Maritime Museum will be hosting a sister exhibition at Sea Plane Harbour in autumn.

Gifts for the guests
Published 12 January 2018