On 4 January, Estonian Ambassador to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Priit Pallum presented his credentials to the Secretary-General of the OECD Mathias Cormann.
In a conversation following the presentation ceremony, Pallum and Cormann discussed Estonia’s priorities in the OECD and issues that we consider important, such as trusted connectivity, digital affairs and education, and the OECD’s role in comparing the economic and social policies of member countries. The ambassador and the secretary-general also spoke about Estonia’s economic development and the security situation in our region.
Ambassador Pallum graduated with a degree in economics from the University of Tartu in 1989 and he has been working at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs since 1991. Between 1998 and 1999, he was the Estonian Ambassador to the UN and other international organisations in Geneva, and Estonia’s Permanent Representative to the World Trade Organisation. Between 2000 and 2002, he was the Undersecretary for External Economic Policy and Consular Affairs, and then served as the Estonian Ambassador to the Netherlands until 2006. Pallum then became the Director of the External Economic and Development Cooperation Department.
From 2010, Pallum was the Estonian Ambassador to Hungary and Croatia, and from 2011 to Slovenia. Last year, President Kersti Kaljulaid confirmed him as the ambassador to the OECD and UNESCO, and he is based in Paris.
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