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Today, the President of the Riigikogu Lauri Hussar is starting an official visit to Germany, with plans to meet senior members of the parliament, take part in an economic round table, and open an Estonian honorary consulate in Munich.

Hussar describes Germany as the largest economy in Europe, one of the most influential Member States of the European Union, and an important ally in the NATO, with whom Estonia has a close cooperation in several fields. Hussar is looking forward to discussing the future cooperation of the parliaments, but also economic and defence cooperation, and continued support to Ukraine.

Today in Berlin, Hussar will meet the President of the Bundestag Bärbel Bas and the President of the Bundesrat Manuela Schwesig and will talk at a seminar for honorary consuls of Estonia, where the topics mainly concern economic diplomacy and promoting Estonian culture in Germany. In the evening, the Estonian embassy will hold a reception to celebrate the 106th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia, where the President of the Riigikogu will award citizen diplomacy diplomas and deliver a speech.

Tomorrow, Hussar is taking part at a round table organised by the Bavarian Industry Association in Munich, where he will discuss topics ranging from development of economic relations between Estonia and Germany to energy, green transition, and defence industry with entrepreneurs. Hussar will also meet the President of the Bavarian State Parliament Ilse Aigner and the Bavarian State Minister for European and International Affairs Eric Beißwenger. The visit will conclude with the opening of an Estonian honorary consulate in Munich and a meeting with the local Estonian community.

The President of the Riigikogu will be accompanied on his visit by the Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee Marko Mihkelson and the Chairman of the Estonia-Germany Parliamentary Friendship Group Andres Sutt.

Riigikogu Press Service
Karin Kangro
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