Estonia’s first diplomatic representation in Brazil begins work

Rulaga poiss Rio de Janeiros Brasiilia lippu kujutava trepimaalingu taustal.


Today Estonia’s special mission in Brazil, which will initially be located in the rooms of the Portuguese Embassy in Brazil’s capital Brasilia, started working. It is the first Estonian diplomatic representation in South America.

Foreign Minister Urmas Paet stated that Brazil’s role in international politics and economics is growing rapidly. “We would like to intensify political relations and economic ties with Brazil. Brazil is Estonia’s most important trade partner in South America,” said Paet. “The opening of a representation will help Estonia work more effectively in this country as well as the entire region,” he added.

The primary assignment of the representation, which is currently being staffed by one person, is make preparations to open an Estonian embassy. Estonian diplomat Urmas Eigla will also perform limited consular duties. The Estonian diplomat can be reached by email at

Estonia also has three honorary consuls in Brazil – in São Paulo, Santos, and Rio de Janeiro.