Happy birthday (või thank you), our dear Lennart!
Lennart Meri, Estonia’s first Foreign Minister and President following the restoration of the independent Republic of Estonia, would have turned 90 today. He has said before: “In a changing world, it is the people who can keep up with it that stand to win; those who stay slightly ahead of the world, who can foresee the problems and issues as well as the solutions that life sends their way.”
His legacy guides Estonian foreign service to this day, with his ability to remember the past and look into the future at once.
Read more about Lennart Meri and his pride of place in Estonian foreign policy: https://vm.ee/et/lennart-meri-90