Ambassador

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Estonia to the Republic of Belarus

MERIKE KOKAJEV

Curriculum Vitae

1956, Tartu, Estonia

Education:
  • 1982 Leningrad State University, French Language and Literature
Employment record:
  • 1982-1987 Leningrad, Vocational School No. 14, teacher
  • 1987-1991 Leningrad, Vocational School No. 42, teacher of English and French
  • 1991-1993 Protocol Department, Diplomat
  • 1993-1996 Embassy in Brussels, Second Secretary
  • 1996-1997 First Secretary of the 1st Office of the Protocol Department (Office of Ceremonies and Visits)
  • 1997-1999 Director of the 1st Office of the Protocol Department (performed the duties of the Director General of the department from 10.1998 to 03.1999)
  • 1999-2002 Permanent Representation to Geneva, First Secretary
  • 2002-2005 Director of the 2nd Office of the 1st Political Department
  • 2005-2008 Permanent Mission to the United Nations, New York, Counsellor
  • 2008-2010 Director of the 1st Office of the Protocol Department
  • 2009-2010 Ambassador of the Republic of Estonia to India, resided in Tallinn
  • 2010-2014 Ambassador of the Republic of Estonia to the Republic of Italy, based in Rome, side accreditations to the Republic of San Marino and the Republic of Malta
  • 2014-2016 Department for European and Trans-Atlantic Cooperation, Director of 3rd Office (Office of General Affairs of South Eastern Europe and the EU)
  • 2016- Ambassador of the Republic of Estonia to the Republic of Belarus, based in Minsk
Other job assignments:
  • 2005-2007 Member of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
Foreign languages:
  • English, Russian and French