The President of the Republic has received numerous congratulations on the occasion of his birthday

President Lennart Meri has received many congratulations from Estonia and abroad. Official congratulations on the occasion of the President's 72nd birthday were extended at Kadriorg by Toomas Savi, the Chairman of the Riigikogu, the Government of the Republic, the diplomatic corps, the Legal Chancellor Allar Jõks, the Board of the Bank of Estonia, as well as Rear Admiral Tarmo Kõuts, the Commander of the Defence Forces, and Jaano Odar, the Chairman of the Civil Chamber of the Supreme Court, and Jüri Pihl, the Director General of the Security Police.
The President of the Republic has also received congratulations from foreign Heads of State, Ambassadors, Estonian county and rural municipality governments and councils. Also Estonian schools, cultural figures, scientists, state officials, the President's friends and many children have sent their best wishes. People all over Estonia have extended their congratulations.
In the evening, President Lennart Meri will host a dinner for his friends at his Viimsi home.

Press Service of the Office of the President
Kadriorg, March 29, 2001