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The Estonian Ambassador to Sweden presented her credentials


On Friday, January 30, Estonian Ambassador Merle Pajula presented her letter of credence to Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf.

While conversing during the ceremony of the presentation of credentials, Ambassador Merle Pajula and King Carl XVI Gustaf confirmed that bilateral relations between Estonia and Sweden are good. “Estonia and Sweden are very close partners, both in the Baltic Sea region, as well as the European Union,” Ambassador Pajula said. “What really stood out in the year 2014, was the great number of political visits, which confirms the active cooperation between our two countries,” she added.

According to Pajula, the Estonian and Swedish economies are very closely tied. “Sweden is one of Estonia's most important foreign investors and trading partners,” Pajula said.

Merle Pajula has worked at the Foreign Ministry since 1992. From 1992 to 1995, Pajula worked in the  Press and Information Department, from 1995 to 1998 she was the Counsellor for Press and Information Affairs at the Estonian Embassy in Helsinki and from 1998 to 2000 the Director General of the Foreign Ministry’s Press and Information Department. From 2000 to 2004, Pajula was the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York, from 2004 to 2006 she worked as the director of the Foreign Relations Department of the Chancellery of the Riigikogu, between 2006 and 2010 as the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Republic of Finland, from 2010 to 2012 as the Director of the Analysis Office of the Policy Planning Division and from 2012 to 2014 as Director of the Foreign Ministry’s Policy Planning Division.


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