Eva-Maria Liimets

Eva-Maria Liimets (born 31 May 1974)[1] is an Estonian politician. She serves as Minister of Foreign Affairs in the cabinet of Prime Minister Kaja Kallas.[2][3] As of January 2021, she is an independent, but representing the Centre Party that nominated her.[4]

Eva-Maria Liimets
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Minister of Foreign Affairs
Assumed office
26 January 2021
Prime MinisterKaja Kallas
Preceded byUrmas Reinsalu
Estonian Ambassador to Czech Republic, Slovenia and Croatia
In office
2017–2021
Personal details
Born (1974-05-31) 31 May 1974 (age 46)
Tallinn, Estonia
Political partyIndependent
Alma materUniversity of Tartu (BA)
Estonian Business School (MBA)
Eva-Maria Liimets with Slovenian president Borut Pahor in 2018

She previously served as Estonia's ambassador to the Czech Republic with credentials also to Slovenia and Croatia.[1][2]

Shortly after Liimets took office, the foreign ministry announced an "arctic month" starting from 28 January 2021, amid plans by Estonia to apply for observer status at the Arctic Council in 2021. "Developments in the Arctic should be a concern for everyone, as the climate change there affects the whole world," Liimets said.[5]

She has a degree in public administration from the University of Tartu and a master’s degree in international business management (MBA) from the Estonian Business School.[1] She is a graduate of the 19th International Training Course in Security Policy at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCS).[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Eva-Maria Liimets". Estonia Government. Retrieved 29 January 2021.
  2. ^ a b "New foreign minister wants to bring her expertise to Center and government". ERR. 26 January 2021. Retrieved 27 January 2021.
  3. ^ "Estonia politics: Kaja Kallas to become Baltic nation's first female prime minister". Euronews. 24 January 2021. Retrieved 27 January 2021.
  4. ^ Turovski, Marcus (24 January 2021). "From prefect to interior minister: Jaani to help Center beat corruption". ERR. Retrieved 29 January 2021.
  5. ^ BNS/TBT Staff (28 January 2021). "Estonian ForMin launches month-long series of Arctic-themed events". The Baltic Times. Retrieved 29 January 2021.
  6. ^ "Estonian Ambassador to the Czech Republic Eva-Maria Liimets presents her credentials". Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 24 August 2018. Retrieved 20 February 2021.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Urmas Reinsalu
Minister of Foreign Affairs
2021–present
Incumbent