Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Estonia to the Republic of Georgia and Armenia


Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Estonia to the Republic of Georgia and Armenia Kai Kaarelson.

Ambassador Kaarelson has been serving in Georgia since October 2016. Ambassador resides in Tbilisi.

Curriculum Vitae

1974, Tallinn, Estonia

  • 1992–1994 University of Tartu (Estonia), Department of Social Sciences, Political Science
  • 1994-1996 Tampere University (Finland), International Relations, Bachelor’s degree
  • 1997-1998 Tampere University (Finland), International Relations, Master’s degree
Employment record:
  • 1997-1999 Political Department, Attaché of the Asia, Africa, Latin-America, Australia and New Zealand Office
  • 1999-2002 European Integration Department, Third Secretary
  • 2002-2005 Permanent Representative of the Republic of Estonia to the EU in Brussels, Second Secretary (Antic group), Assistant to Head of Representation
  • 2005-2008 European Union Department, Director of COREPER II Coordination Office
  • 2006 Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland, Exchange Diplomat (for the duration of the Presidency of the Council of the EU)
  • 2008-2011 Permanent Mission of the Republic of Estonia to the United Nations, New York, Counsellor (Deputy Head)
  • 2011-2012 Policy Planning Department, Counsellor of Planning Office
  • 2012–2013 Political Department, Director of the Asia, Africa, Australia and Latin America Office
  • 2013-2016 Head of the Foreign Policy Department, Office of the President of the Republic
  • 2016- Embassy in Tbilisi, Ambassador to Georgia and Armenia
Foreign languages:
  • English, Finnish, Russian, French