Ambassador Kaarelson has been serving in Georgia since October 2016. Before that she was a member of the team of President Toomas Hendrik Ilves, dealing with foreign policy. She joined Estonian Foreign Service in March 1997, having been dealing mostly with the multilateral affairs (EU, UN) She was born in 1974 and holds a Master’s degree in International Relations from the University of Tampere, Finland (1998).
Ambassador Kaarelson on Georgia: “Relations between Georgia and Estonia are more than simply relations between the two Governments. These are relations between two nations, two people; and the history of those runs deep and the feelings are genuine. We are also both small nations that need to stick together on international scene.”