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Ambassador Kaljurand visited Portland and gave Liina Teose Foreign Minister's Certificate of Recognition

21.02.2013

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Ambassador Kaljurand and Liina Teose (photo: Kalev Sepp)

Ambassador Marina Kaljurand and Mr Kalle Kaljurand took part in the Celebration of the Independence Day of Estonia in Portland, Oregon on February 16th 2013.

Ambassador gave a speech and delivered the Foreign Minister's Certificate of Recognition to Mrs Liina Teose for her long-term commitment to promoting Estonian culture as well as teaching and introducing Estonian folk dance in the USA.

In her speech she expressed pride over Estonians living in the US: I have always felt extraordinary pride when I have been told about Estonians, who have found their new homes in the US, who have become highly respected members of communities, who are living their lives and fulfilling their dreams far away from their native homeland and who have never forgotten their roots. Who, literally speaking dedicate their working hours to America and week-ends to Estonia. Believe me, I am very honored and privileged to represent Estonia and Estonians.

In honour of Citizens’ Day on November 26th 2012, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet recognized active promoters of public diplomacy with certificates of recognition. One of the 22 recipients was Liina Teose.

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