We are celebrating the 100th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Estonia and Belgium in 2021. Belgium recognised the Republic of Estonia as a Member of the Supreme Council of the Allies de jure on 26 January 1921, which laid the bases for formal diplomatic contacts.
We have prepared a timeline of the relationship between Estonia and Belgium for the jubilee. This is a chronological gallery of historical photos, documents and texts, which gives an overview of the unique and important moments in the relationship between the two countries over a period of 100 years.
To see the photo titles, move the cursor to the photo.
We thank everyone who has contributed to the collection of facts, photos and documents!
Enjoy the journey through time!
Estonian Embassy in Belgium
Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Read more on the website of the Embassy of Estonia in Brussels.
Malle Talvet presented her credentials to the King of the Belgians on 8 October 2003 and remained in office until 2008. Karin Jaani was the Estonian Ambassador to Belgium from August 2008 to October 2009. Mariin Ratnik was the Estonian Ambassador to Belgium from July 2010 to September 2011. Gert Antsu was the Ambassador of the Republic of Estonia to Belgium, Luxembourg and Switzerland from 2012–2016. Lembit Uibo, the Ambassador of the Republic of Estonia to the Kingdom of Belgium, presented his credentials to Philippe, the King of the Belgians, in May 2017. Toomas Tirs has been the Estonian Ambassador to Belgium and Luxembourg since 2018.
See the preceding and subsequent visits on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
See the preceding and subsequent visits on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Read more about the cultural relations between Estonia and Belgium.