Estonian Ambassador to the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland Tiina Intelmann on Wednesday presented her Letters of Credence to Queen Elizabeth II.
Following the ceremony, Queen Elizabeth and Intelmann discussed bilateral relations between Estonia and the U.K. The Estonian ambassador also congratulated the queen on her recent 70th wedding anniversary.
The two also discussed defense cooperation between the U.K. and Estonia, and the Estonian ambassador thanked the queen for the U.K.'s contributions to NATO's Enhanced Forward Presence (eFP) defense and detterence posture in Eastern Europe, which helps ensure the security of the Baltic Sea region and has taken regional security to a new level.
Queen Elizabeth II is the Colonel-in-Chief of the Royal Welsh Regiment currently deployed to Estonia and serving in the NATO battle group stationed there.
Intelmann, who has a Master of Arts degree in the Italian language and literature from Leningrad State University in St. Petersburg, joined Estonia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1991. Since then, she has served as Ambassador to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), Undersecretary for Political Affairs and Media Relations at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Permanent Representative of Estonia to the UN, Ambassador to Israel, President of the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, and Head of the European Union Delegation to Liberia.
Editor: Aili Vahtla