Ambassador to Estonia

  • Media release

Today I announce the appointment of Mr Sri Ayyalaraju as Australia's next Ambassador to the Republic of Estonia.

Australia and Estonia share a commitment to democratic values, protecting human rights, gender equality, cyber security, defending the rules-based international order and trade liberalisation.

Australia will continue to work with Estonia and other members of the European Union to conclude a comprehensive and ambitious Australia-EU Trade Agreement which will expand trade and investment opportunities between our countries.

Our Embassy in Tallinn operates at intervals to support Australia's involvement in high-level events and other engagement opportunities, while maintaining a virtual presence at other times. It was DFAT's first 'pop-up post', an innovative approach to extending Australia's diplomatic network.

Mr Ayyalaraju is a senior career officer with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and was most recently Australia's Consul-General in the United Kingdom.

He has previously served overseas in India, Vietnam and Argentina.

I thank former Ambassador Genevieve Clune for her contributions to advancing Australia's interests in Estonia since 2021.

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