President Kersti Kaljulaid tweeted, “Congratulations to POTUS Joe Biden. I look forward to seeing you (again),” along with a photo from a previous meeting.
Congratulations @POTUS @joebiden – I look forward to meeting you (again)! pic.twitter.com/3vMGVcCxWk
– Kersti Kaljulaid (@KerstiKaljulaid) January 20, 2021
Outgoing Prime Minister Jüri Ratas (center) noted that the two countries were celebrating a century of diplomatic relations this year and congratulated both Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris on taking office.
“I’m glad that our political and economic ties are stronger than ever. I wish you every success in the years to come,” Ratas continued in a tweet that included a picture of his full official congratulatory letter.
Congratulations to @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris on taking office! Almost a century after diplomatic relations were established between and, I am glad that our political and economic ties are stronger than ever. I wish you every success in the years to come! pic.twitter.com/p48gbnVayH
– Jüri Ratas (@ratasjuri), January 20, 2021
Outgoing Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu also tweeted, “Congratulations to the 46th President of the United States,” also referring to strengthened ties while Estonia’s outgoing Ambassador to the United States was in Washington on Wednesday, tweeting various images of the day.
Congratulations to the 46th President of @JoeBiden! Close relationships and excellent cooperation between Estonia and the USA will further strengthen #InaugurationDay
– Urmas Reinsalu (@UrmasReinsalu) January 20, 2021
And the sun is shining! pic.twitter.com/iCVjehvo50
– Ambassador Jonatan Vseviov (@vseviov) January 20, 2021
Reform MEP Urmas Paet also said: “Congratulations, Mr President. We look forward to meeting and welcoming you in Europe.”
Congratulations, Mr. President! We look forward to seeing you in Europe! https://t.co/W9b1FAnRQH
– Urmas Paet (@Urmaspaet) January 20, 2021
There will be a change of government in January in both Estonia and the USA. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris officially took office on Wednesday after the election victory last November, while Jüri Ratas stepped down as Prime Minister last week. Coalition talks between his party, the Center and the Reform Party continue before a new government is formed. The reform leader Kaja Kallas was invited by President Kersti Kaljulaid to lead the new coalition.
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