Bulgaria-Estonia completes century of bilateral ties
Bulgaria-Estonia completes century of bilateral ties

Sofia, Bulgaria: The Balkan state of Bulgaria and the Republic of Estonia celebrates 100 years of diplomatic relations today, May 20, 2022. On occasion, dignitaries of both countries expressed a desire to strengthen bilateral ties and long-withstanding friendship. 

The official Twitter handle of the Bulgarian Foreign Ministry cites, “100 years Bulgaria and Estonia together! Looking forward to the forthcoming hundred years of strong friendship and solidarity”.  

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Meanwhile, the Foreign Affairs Ministry of Estonia tweets, “Exactly 100 years ago diplomatic relations between Estonia & Bulgaria were established. Congratulations, and we are sure the next 100 years will be even better”. 

The European country of Bulgaria recognised Estonia as a country on May 20, 1922, while re-recognising the country on August 26, 1991. Although, the bilateral relations between the two countries were re-established on September 10, 1991. 

Bulgaria-Estonia are a member of NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) as well as the European Union.  

Bulgaria is represented in Estonia through an honorary consulate in Tallinn. Estonia has an embassy and an honorary consulate in the capital city of Bulgaria – Sofia. 

Estonia is a country situated in – Northern Europe with, covering a total area of 45,339 square kilometres (17,505 sq mi). The sovereign state of Estonia is a democratic unitary parliamentary republic, administratively subdivided into at least fifteen (15) maakond (counties). 

Estonia is a nation with a population of just over 1.3 million; it is one of the least populous members of the European Union, the Eurozone, the OECD, the Schengen Area, & NATO.   

The European country has been ranked highly in international rankings for quality of life, education, press freedom, digitalisation of public services and the majority of technology companies.  

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The name – Estonia has been connected to Aesti, first mentioned by the Roman historian Tacitus nearly 98 AD.