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The President of the Republic handed over Orders of the White Star

President Rüütel presented Paul Vesterstein with the 4th Class Order of the White StarPresident Rüütel today at Kadriorg presented Paul Vesterstein and Jüri Kaljuvee with the 4th Class Orders of the White Star.

The President of the Republic in his speech recalled how he after the restoration of Estonia's independence had met Paul Vesterstein at the UN General Assembly. President Rüütel spoke highly of Paul Vesterstein’s activities in preserving the Estonia heritage in America, his work with Rotary International, his initiatives in marketing the ESTONIA piano in North America and supporting the cultural and educational life of Otepää.

Handing the Order to Jüri Kaljuvee, President Rüütel emphasized that Jüri Kaljuvee as a qualified jurist had great merits in building the Estonian state.

The President made a resolution to honour Paul Vesterstein and Jüri Kaljuvee for their abovementioned merits on the occasion of the 85th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia.

Office of the President
Kadriorg, May 29, 2003

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