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At the meeting of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Riigikogu (Parliament of Estonia) with the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Finnish Parliament Eduskunta, the discussion focused on the regional and global political situation.

Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Riigikogu Enn Eesmaa emphasised the value of the cooperation between the two committees. “It is very important that the Estonian-Finnish regional cooperation and the cooperation in the Nordic-Baltic format continues to be stable and strong,” Eesmaa said.

The committees shared experiences on their activities and organisation of work, and on dealing with topical issues. They discussed their positions on the European Union politics, international security, NATO and the resolution of defence issues. The relations with Russia, their common neighbour, were also spoken about at the meeting.

The digital cooperation between Estonia and Finland, and the state of affairs in the cross-border data exchange and future plans were discussed at the joint sitting. The exchange of digital prescriptions, which was launched this January, and the dispensation of medicinal products on the basis of Finnish digital prescriptions in Estonian pharmacies were mentioned as successful examples of data exchange.

The members of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Eduskunta gave an overview of the current state of affairs in the Finnish internal politics, and replied to the questions of their Estonian colleagues about the political situation and the changes in their Government.

Photos of the meeting

Riigikogu Press Service
Liisa Johanna Lukk
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