The Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee Enn Eesmaa is taking part in the meeting of the chairmen of the foreign affairs committees of the Nordic Countries and Baltic States (NB 8) in Stockholm. Their discussions will focus on Brexit, the EU Eastern Partnership programme, and relations with China, among other topics.
“It has remained unclear whether UK will leave the European Union with an agreement or without one. The current deadline of 31 October is almost upon us, and Estonia and the European Union are prepared for every eventuality,” Eesmaa said. He also highlighted the discussion on the Eastern Partnership programme. “Cooperation with the Eastern Partners of the European Union is very important for Estonia. We are doing our bit to keep the topics important for Ukraine, Georgia, and Moldova on the agenda of the other Member States as well,” Eesmaa said.
Tonight, the colleagues will exchange their thoughts on current European Union topics and Brexit. The discussions tomorrow will focus on recent political developments, EU Eastern Partnership programme, China, and possible EU Global Sanction Regime.
Today, the Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee will also visit the Estonian House in Stockholm, where he will meet with children attending the hobby school, and members of the community. Tomorrow, Eesmaa will have a one on one meeting with the Chair of the Foreign Committee of the Swedish parliament Kenneth Forslund, to discuss the work of the Riksdag in 2017–2018 when Sweden was a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council.
The purpose of the regular meetings of the Nordic and Baltic chairmen of the foreign affairs committees is to discuss the current regional and international topics. The next meeting of the chairmen of the foreign affairs committees of NB8 will take place in Estonia during the first six months of 2020.
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