Ambassador Ruth Lausma Luik

Ruth Lausma Luik was appointed Estonia`s Ambassador to the Republic of Portugal in July 2018 and took up her assignment as of 1 August.

After graduating from the Moscow State University where she studied Germanic and Romance languages, Lausma Luik worked for the Estonian Institute and the Office of the President of Estonia.

Ms Lausma Luik joined the Foreign Service in 1994. She has served as Estonia´s chargé d´affaires in Rome and worked within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on various topics related to European Affairs for 25 years. She served as Ambassador to France in 1997-2001, as Estonia`s permanent delegate to Unesco and as non-resident ambassador to Andorra.

Ms Lausma Luik was Director for Western Europe Division in the Ministry, then responsible for bilateral relations and following enlargement processes in EU and NATO.

In 2010-2012 she served in the permanent representation of Estonia to the EU, working on institutional affairs and the relations with the European Parliament.

Before assuming her current position, Lausma Luik was the Director for Western Europe in the Department for European Affairs. She was appointed Estonia´s Ambassador to the Kingdom of Morocco in October 2018.

Ambassador Lausma Luik is residing in Lisbon. She is married and has a son.