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President Kaljulaid: Iceland sets an example in protecting the rights of women

Horvaatia presidendi Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović’i (vasakul) ja Leedu presidendi Dalia Grybauskaite’ga maailma naisjuhtide nõukogu tippkohtumisel.
From left: President of Croatia Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović and President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaite at the Annual Global Summit for Female Political Leaders .
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29.11.2017

President Kersti Kaljulaid met today in Reykjavik with the President of Iceland, Guðni Thorlacius Jóhannesson, to discuss bilateral relations, the co-operation of small countries within international relations and co-operation in the cultural sphere.

The Estonian Head of State is on a work visit to Iceland for the Women Political Leaders (WPL) Annual Global Summit in Reykjavik.

Therefore, equal rights issues were discussed in depth at the meeting of the heads of state. The President of the Republic commented that Iceland sets a good example for other countries in protecting the rights of women.

President of the Republic invited the President of Iceland for an official visit for the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia. "Estonia and Iceland have enjoyed long-standing, warm co-operation in international organisations and economic, cultural and defence spheres. I do hope that the visit from Iceland next summer will enhance the friendship between our countries and open new opportunities for co-operation."

In the morning, within the framework of the Summit, President Kaljulaid met with the President of Croatia, Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, and the President of Lithuania, Dalia Grybauskaite, to discuss international co-operation and security in Europe.

Today, the President of the Republic will speak about Estonia's success in the digital field at the Women Political Leaders (WPL) Global Summit, meet with Estonians living in Iceland and speak at a reception held to mark Estonia's Presidency of the Council of the European Union. Tomorrow, the Estonian Head of State will give an open seminar at Nordic House at the invitation of the Institute of International Affairs of the University of Iceland, focusing on "The Challenges and Opportunities of Small States".