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Today and tomorrow, Chairman of the National Defence Committee of the Riigikogu (Parliament of Estonia) Kalev Stoicescu and Deputy Chairman of the Committee Leo Kunnas participate in the annual security and national defence forum of the National Defence Committees of the Parliaments of the Baltic States, the Nordic Countries, Poland and Germany in Lithuania, where strengthening the security of the region and supporting Ukraine in the fight against Russia that is continuing war of aggression will be discussed.

The leaders of the national defence committees of nine countries will discuss the priorities in current defence and security policy, implementation of NATO regional defence plans and the possibilities for future support to Ukraine in Palanga, Lithuania. Member of the European Parliament and former Prime Minister of Lithuania Andrius Kubilius will speak about the price of insufficient support to Ukraine.

From Palanga, the delegation of national defence committees will travel to Klaipėda, where they will discuss the protection of critical infrastructure in the Baltic Sea with the leaders of Lithuanian Navy. Ensuring energy independence, and the role of the state border guard service in the protection of critical infrastructure will be spoken about at the meeting with the representatives of KN Energies, the operator of liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals in Lithuania.

Leaders of the national defence committees of the parliaments of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Germany and Poland participate in the forum.

The National Defence Committee of the Riigikogu has held annual working meetings with the National Defence Committees of the Baltic States since 1998. From 2011, the representatives of the National Defence Committees of the of the Nordic Countries as well as Germany and Poland have also been taking part in these meetings.

Riigikogu Press Service
Karin Kangro
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