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President of the Riigikogu (Parliament of Estonia) Jüri Ratas together with the Speaker of the Parliament of Lithuania is on a visit to Paris, France. The visit is dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the diplomatic relations between France and the Baltic States, and to the 30th anniversary of restoration of the independence of Baltic States. The Speakers will also discuss the latest foreign and security policy issues and allied relations.

This morning, President of the Riigikogu Jüri Ratas and Speaker of the Seimas (Parliament) of Lithuania Viktorija Čmilytė-Nielsen will visit the Senate of France.

The key challenges and priorities of the European Union relating to the French Presidency of the Council of the European Union will be discussed at the meeting held in the afternoon at the National Assembly of France. Security cooperation in NATO, ensuring the security of the Baltic States and operations against terrorism will be spoken about as well.

The Speakers will also discuss issues relating to Russia and Belarus and the Eastern Partnership, as well as the Indo-Pacific strategy and the strategy towards China.

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