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Kaljurand to return to Foreign Ministry as adviser

Marina Kaljurand PHOTO: Liis Treimann

Estonia's former Minister of Foreign Affairs and presidential candidate Marina Kaljurand is about to return to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as an adviser on cyber security.

«Starting on Oct. 24, I shall begin part-time work as an adviser on cyber security-related matters at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This means that I shall continue as Estonia's representative in the UN Group of Governmental Experts on Cybersecurity,» Kaljurand wrote on her Facebook page on Tuesday night.

She said she had participated in this work group since 2014, irrespective of her positions.

«The presidential campaign was long and intensive and gave me a lot of food for thought about what could be done for the good of Estonia and its people. I needed and enjoyed my vacation. Now I am ready to return to active engagement,» Kaljurand wrote.

Kaljurand resigned from the position of foreign minister on Sept. 9. She received 75 votes in the first round of presidential election in the electoral college, placing fourth and not advancing into the second round.