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President of the Riigikogu (Parliament of Estonia) Lauri Hussar and Prime Minister of Andorra Xavier Espot Zamora, who is on a visit to Estonia, discussed the importance of continued support to Ukraine and using Russia’s frozen assets, as well as online voting and cooperation between the two countries in digital sector.

Hussar said that Andorra’s interest in Estonia’s digital solutions was welcome. At the meeting, the e-services offered in Estonia as well as online voting, which has been in use for almost 20 years, and where it is also planned to create a mobile voting option soon, were discussed. The relevant Bill will come to the second reading in the plenary tomorrow.

Support to Ukraine in its fight against Russia, which continues a war of aggression, was also spoken about. “The situation on the front is very difficult and there is a serious shortage of both ammunition and weapons. Continued support for Ukraine from Western allies, including the United States, is crucial at the moment,” Hussar said, recalling that a month and a half ago, the Speakers of the parliaments of 19 European countries sent a joint letter to the Speaker of the House of Representatives Mike Johnson, in which they highlighted the need for assistance and called on making even more efforts to support Ukraine.

Hussar also emphasised the importance of using Russia’s frozen assets to compensate the war damage caused to Ukraine. He said that the Riigikogu was continuing proceedings on the Bill allowing the use of Russia’s assets frozen under international sanctions.

Other topics discussed at the meeting included the economic situation, relations with the European Union, cooperation between the Nordic Countries and the Baltic States, joint regional projects, and strengthening interparliamentary cooperation in international organisations. Chair of the Finance Committee of the Riigikogu Annely Akkermann also participated in the meeting with the Prime Minister of Andorra.

Photos (Erik Peinar / Chancellery of the Riigikogu)

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