The Royal Norwegian Embassy announced that on Thursday, Ambassador of Norway to Estonia Stein Vegard Hagen died in Tallinn following an illness.
A book of condolences will be open at the embassy on September 6-7.
"A man with a big heart and impressive lust for work, the ambassador always reached the remotest corners of the countryside, tirelessly fostering new contacts and helping bring Norway closer to Estonia. Being a frequent visitor to Parliament, he always had the energy to come up with new initiatives. His personal contribution to Estonian-Norwegian relations has been priceless," said the Chairman of the Parliament's Estonian-Norwegian Friendship Group, Imre Sooäär, in a letter of condolence.