July 1, 2020
U.S. Embassy Celebrates Independence Day with Foreign Minister Reinsalu, Foreign Ministry Colleagues
Today, in celebration of America’s upcoming 244th Independence Day, U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Brian Roraff and Embassy staff hosted a small gathering with colleagues from the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs at the U.S. Ambassador’s residence in Tallinn. Given considerations related to COVID-19, this year’s reception was a smaller gathering featuring invited guests from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs rather than the Embassy’s traditional large Independence Day celebration.
This afternoon’s event included remarks from Foreign Minister Reinsalu and Chargé d’Affaires Roraff, the playing of each nation’s national anthems, and a cake cutting ceremony. “We are thrilled to celebrate the deep and broad US-Estonia relationship and are honored to mark this day with our Ministry of Foreign Affairs colleagues, with whom we work together every day on a wide range of global challenges,” Chargé d’Affaires Roraff said during the reception.
In times of uncertainty, one thing that remains ironclad is our deeply rooted bilateral relationship with our partner and Ally, Estonia. The US and Estonia have a deep and broad partnership across the security, economic, and people to people realms, and celebrating America’s Independence Day together in Tallinn is a clear demonstration of our allied relations.