"It is with great pain and sadness that I received news of the death of Árpád Göncz, a great democrat, courageous citizen and the first free head of state of Hungary post communist oppression," wrote President Toomas Hendrik Ilves in a letter of condolence sent to his Hungarian counterpart, János Áder.
President Toomas Hendrik Ilves today paid a visit to Eston Kohver, the Estonian Internal Security Police official who was kidnapped from the territory of the Republic of Estonia, kept in prison in Russia for just over a year and returned home ten days ago.
President Toomas Hendrik Ilves opened "Estonia ICT Day – Digitally Smart Solutions for Sustainable Development" yesterday at the World Bank; Estonian representatives of the private and public sectors introduced our e-solutions at the event.
"Russia's interference in the civil war in Syria has forced European countries to face complicated foreign policy choices, particularly seeing as the currents actions are against the backdrop of Russian aggression in East Ukraine and Crimea," said President Toomas Hendrik Ilves yesterday in Washington at the opening panel of the Center for European Political Analysis (CEPA), in which the President of the Republic of Latvia, Raimonds Vejonis, also participated and which was moderated by the Editor of Economist magazine, Edward Lucas.
The President, Toomas Hendrik Ilves, who is in New York for the high-level opening week of the General Assembly of the United Nations, held a public discussion on the current international security situation at New York University with Professor Mark Galeotti, a lecturer at the university.
The President, Toomas Hendrik Ilves, who arrived in the US for the opening week of the UN 70th General Assembly, held a reception on Sunday night to acknowledge the local Estonian community in New York in co-operation with the Estonian Consulate and the New York Estonian Educational Society at the Estonia House.
The President, Toomas Hendrik Ilves, yesterday presented Order of the Cross of Terra Mariana, Class I, to Timothy John Berners-Lee, at the New York Consulate of the Republic of Estonia. Berners-Lee is known to the world as a computer scientist and the creator of network protocol, http or Hypertext Transfer Protocol, and the first web browser, WorldWideWeb. President Ilves decided to present him with the decoration this year, on the eve of Independence Day.
"Estonia and Romania share a similar threat assessment and view of security," said the President, Toomas Hendrik Ilves, yesterday, after a bilateral meeting with the Head of State of Romania, Klaus Iohannis, in New York, where both heads of state are taking part in the high-level opening week of the General Assembly of the United Nations. The regional security of NATO's east wing and trans-Atlantic co-operation were the main issues discussed at the meeting.