Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid apologized for the words of the country's Interior Minister Mart Helme on Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin, said Finland president's spokesperson Sauli Niinistö, TASS reported.
The Presidents held a phone talks on the initiative of the Estonian side on December 16. Kaljulaid apologized for Helma’s interview on December 15. The Fonland's President handed over an apology request to PM Sanna Marin and the government.
On Sunday, the head of the Estonian Ministry of Internal Affairs, chir of the Conservative People’s Party Mart Helme, commenting on the appointment of Marin as PM, said that in this connection he would like to recall the words of Vladimir Ulyanov-Lenin that any cook can become a minister . In Finland, Helme noted, there is precisely a situation in which the cashier rose to the prime minister. He also doubted that the new government of Finland would be able to defend the interests of the country.
Marin, responding to criticism, tweeted that she was proud that in her country the poor have the opportunity to get an education and achieve a lot in life.
On December 10, the Finnish Parliament voted to appoint Sanna Marin, First Deputy Chair of the ruling Social Democratic Party (SDP), as PM. In support of her candidacy, 99 deputies out of 200 spoke out, against 70. Marin and her government, 76th in a row, had already been approved by the President of Finland.