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The President of the Riigikogu Eiki Nestor met with the Marshal (Speaker) of the Senate of the Republic of Poland Stanisław Karczewski. He told the Marshal that Estonia and Poland were close allies and shared common values, as well as common views on security policy.

“We see Poland as an extremely important cooperation partner and a close ally, who shares our values and our views on security issues,” Nestor said. The two parties discussed the future of the EU and the impact of Brexit, as well as the European security and relations with Russia and Ukraine.

Nestor said that all the Member States had to make efforts to ensure that the EU feels clearer and more open for their citizens. Nestor thanked Karczewski for the Polish contribution to the Baltic air policing mission.

The Chairman of the Estonia-Poland Parliamentary Group Aadu Must also took part in the meeting.

Nestor and Karczewski opened the exhibition “From Visegrad Visegrad.  Common Heritage. Common Future.” The Visegrad Group (V4) is an informal association of four Central European countries: the Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, and Slovakia. The exhibition gives an overview of the relations between the Visegrad nations since the 1335 meeting of kings until the joint declaration of 1991.

Other members of the Riigikogu who met with Karczewski today were the Chairman of the National Defence Committee Marko Mihkelson, Chairman of the European Union Affairs Committee Kalle Palling, Deputy Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee Enn Eesmaa, and members of the Foreign Affairs Committee Keit Pentus-Rosimannus, Andres Herkel, Eerik-Niiles Kross, and Henn Põlluaas.

Tomorrow, Karczewski will meet with President Kersti Kaljulaid, and Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas.

Riigikogu Press Service
Urmas Seaver
Phone: +372 631 6352; +372 50 39 907
urmas.seaver@riigikogu.ee
Questions: press@riigikogu.ee

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