Today at Toompea Castle the President of the Riigikogu Ene Ergma met the President of the German Bundestag Norbert Lammert, who is on an unofficial visit to Estonia in connection with the Konrad Adenauer Foundation conference. During the conversation the bilateral relations between the states and parliaments, as well as parliamentary elections, were discussed.
Ergma gave an overview of the results of the Riigikogu elections. The subject of internet elections was touched upon in more detail and Ergma noted that the constant increase in the number of e-voters proved the need for such a possibility of voting.
Ergma also emphasised that Germany is one of the most important trade partners of Estonia, and after the decline during the economic crisis, the bilateral trade has again achieved its pre-crisis level. “German investments to Estonia are welcome, and among Estonian exporters there is great interest in selling their products in Germany,” she noted.
Lammert also had a meeting today with the Estonia-Germany parliamentary group of the Riigikogu and its Chairman Urmas Klaas. Tomorrow the President of Bundestag will meet the President Toomas Hendrik Ilves and the Prime Minister Andrus Ansip.
The Riigikogu Press Service
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