France recognised Estonia on 26 January 1921. The cornerstone of Estonia-France relations is France’s recognition of the Republic of Estonia’s legal standing—they never recognised the Soviet Union’s occupation of Estonia. Diplomatic relations between the two countries were re-established on 30 August, 1991.
French Ambassadors to Estonia
The current French ambassador to Estonia is Mr Emmanuel Mignot who presented his credentials to the President of the Republic of Estonia, Alar Karis, on 22nd of August 2023.
Estonian Ambassadors to France
The first Estonian Ambassador in France was Karl Robert Pusta from 1918/1921 – 1932.
Estonian Ambassadors to France following re-independence:
Estonian Ambassador Lembit Uibo presented his credentials to the President of the Republic of France, Emmanuel Macron, on 2 November 2021.
Estonia has four honorary consuls in France: Hugues Pouzet in Lyon, Hélène Berdoy-Mayer in Toulouse, Dominique Angles in Marseille and Jacques de Galzain in Bordeaux.