Data: 12 December 2019
The Baltic Fund presented to the Presidents of Poland and Estonia
The President of the Warsaw Institute Krzysztof Kamiński presented the main assumptions of the concept of establishing the Baltic Fund directly to the President of Poland Andrzej Duda and the President of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid during the event “Poland-Estonia, a community of goals in the UN Security Council”. The meeting was an opportunity for Poland to symbolically hand over an unstable place in Estonia to the UN Security Council.
The Baltic Fund, which was presented directly to the Presidents of Poland and Estonia is the geopolitical proposal of the Warsaw Institute for a new movement of Polish foreign policy in the north. On November 28, 2019, five think tanks from Poland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania signed a cooperation agreement to promote the establishment of this institution.
Poland was elected to the UN Security Council in June 2017, and its term in this body will end at the end of the year. At the beginning of 2020, Estonia will become the non-permanent member of the Council. President Duda has symbolically handed over elected membership of the United Nations Security Council to President Kaljulaid, handing over the flag of the United Nations.
During the speech inaugurating the meeting, President Duda summarized Poland’s term in the UN Security Council. The president emphasized that Poland during this period promoted the importance of international law, with particular emphasis on the sovereignty of states, as well as the importance of law in preventing international crimes and conflicts.
President Kaljulaid, thanking for organizing the symbolic, stressed that Estonia would benefit from Polish experience and continue the main policy directions chosen by Poland. She also added, importantly, that as a country with high technological competence, Estonia will want to put more emphasis on cyber security issues.