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. France re-stated its recognition on 25 August 1991 on the occasion of Estonia’s re-independence. Diplomatic relations were re-established on 30 August, 1991.
French Ambassadors to Estonia
The current French ambassador to Estonia is Mr Éric Lamouroux who presented his credentials to the President of the Republic of Estonia, Kersti Kaljulaid, on 17 September 2019.
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 Alar Streimann presented his credentials to the President of the Republic of France, François Hollande, on 8 September 2015.
Estonia has five honorary consuls in France: Hugues Pouzet in Lyon, Hélène Berdoy-Mayer in Toulouse, Nathalie Vidal in Lille, Dominique Angles in Marseille and Jacques de Galzain in Bordeaux.