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The central topics of the meeting between the Vice President of the Riigikogu Helir-Valdor Seeder and the Deputy Speaker of the Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada Oksana Syroyid in Jurmala, Latvia, were the political and military situation in Eastern Ukraine, and the reforms that are being carried out in the country.

Helir-Valdor Seeder believes that it is time for Ukraine to commit to carrying out decisive reforms despite the occupation of Crimea and the military activities in the Eastern part of the country.

“The Estonian nation and our government are firm in their support for the European aspirations of Ukraine, and any opportunities for cooperation to this end are close to the Estonian heart,” Seeder said.

Deputy Speaker Syroyid expressed Ukraine’s gratitude towards Estonia for its unwavering support during these difficult times which, however, take place during a very important stage in the development of the country. Syroyid conveyed the interest of the Ukrainian parliament to learn more about Estonia’s experiences in parliamentary control, e-governance, and civilian control over the defence forces.

Seeder attended in a charity concert held in Jurmala for the benefit of the orphans of the war in Ukraine.

Riigikogu Press Service
Kati Varblane
Phone: 631 6353, 516 9152
kati.varblane@riigikogu.ee
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Photos: the Saeima of Latvia

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