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Experts: President Kaljulaid’s foreign policy was successful | News

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While the role of Estonia’s president is often ceremonial, they have a big opportunity to impact the country’s foreign policy.

Since taking office in October 2016, Kaljulaid has met with 59 presidents, eight monarchs, the pope and an emir. She has made 138 foreign visits, said Mailin Aasmäe, spokesperson for the President’s Office.

In addition to working visits, Kaljulaid has made six state visits to Finland, Georgia, Austria, Portugal, Slovenia and Kuwait as well as seven official visits to Poland, Chile, Germany, the Vatican, Greece, Ukraine and Benin.

Before handing over the presidential chain to incoming President Alar Karis on October 11, Kaljulaid will make a state visit to Kenya, an official visit to Sweden, working visits to Italy and Germany and participate in the UN General Assembly in New York.

Kersti Kaljulaid speaking at an event to promote Estonia’s campaign for Arctic Council observer status. Source: Office of the President.

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