On the 8th of January 2015, the Dutch Ambassador to Estonia, Mr Jos Schellaars paid a visit to eu-LISA to get better acquainted with the mandate and activities of the Agency. The Ambassador was received by the Executive Director Krum Garkov and Head of Unit Mailis Pukonen. Mr Garkov emphasized that the Agency's mission is, through implementation of its core mandate, to continuously add value to the Member States, supporting through technology their efforts for a safer Europe. At the meeting the progress of the Agency during its first two years of operation as well as the ongoing and future projects and activities were discussed. Mr Schellaars congratulated the Agency on its efforts and successful performance related to the operational management tasks for the Schengen Information System (SIS II), Visa Information System (VIS) and Eurodac.