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Today, President of the Riigikogu (Parliament of Estonia) Henn Põlluaas attends the 4th Summit of Speakers of Central and Eastern European Parliaments, which will focus on the discussions about the security of the region.


Activities of countries in fighting against terrorism and ensuring cyber security will be spoken about at the meeting, as well as Russia’s aggressive behaviour towards its neighbours and military intervention in Georgia, Ukraine and Syria.

The issues relating to economic cooperation, development of relations with the United States of America and current political topics in the European Union, including the national identity of states, are also on the agenda.

Today, Põlluaas will also meet with Marshal of the Sejm of Poland Marek Kuchciński to discuss the bilateral relations between Estonia and Poland, cooperation in the European Union and in the international politics.

One of the main themes of the summit is the common history of the Central and East European Countries and the Baltic States. The political processes of the end of the 1980s, during the transition from totalitarianism to democracy, and later developments on the region in the 1990s and the first two decades of the 21st century will be discussed.

Delegations from 19 countries participate in the two-day summit. Besides the European Union member states, the delegations of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Serbia and Turkey also attend the summit.

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