Yesterday, on 27 November, Estonia’s new Ambassador to Switzerland Toomas Kukk presented his credentials to President Alain Berset in Bern. Ambassador Kukk resides in Vienna.
After the ceremony, Ambassador Kukk and President Berset discussed bilateral relations and cooperation. “Estonia and Switzerland have effective cooperation in international organisations, including the UN. The two countries have supported each other’s candidacies. Another example of the two countries’ good relations is the agreement under which Switzerland represents Estonia in matters of visa issues in Kyrgyzstan and Palestine,” Ambassador Kukk said.
Kukk and Berset also discussed a number of topical foreign policy issues and relations between Switzerland and the EU.
Ambassador Toomas Kukk has worked at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs since 1995. He has served in the state protocol, external economic and political departments of the ministry, and at the Estonian embassy in Warsaw. He has worked as the deputy permanent representative of Estonia to NATO and as the head of the second division of the department of European affairs. From 2009-2011, Kukk was the foreign policy adviser to the Prime Minister of Estonia. From 2011-2012 he was the Estonian Ambassador in Sofia, and from 2012-2016 in Vilnius, from where he also continued as the Estonian Ambassador to Bulgaria. Before assuming his current position, Kukk was the head of Northern and Central European division of the department of European Affairs.
Ambassador Toomas Kukk is currently Estonia’s Ambassador to Austria, the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization, International Atomic Energy Agency, and the United Nations Office at Vienna.
In December, Kukk will present his credentials to the President of Slovakia.
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