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Today, the Foreign Affairs Committee discussed relations between Estonia and Finland, and adopted a statement in support of the good neighbourly relations between the two countries.

“Finland and its people have been an important ally, partner, and friend to Estonia throughout our history. We share the same values as Finland in all the fundamental issues. 

Estonia is contributing to all the bilateral relations that help to secure the international status of Estonia and all our allies, find common interests and act together, and thus strengthen international security. Excellent and close relations with Finland are particularly important in this context.  

The Foreign Affairs Committee believes that any activities targeting the solidarity of the allies is a threat to the national interests of Estonia.

The Foreign Affairs Committee is confident that the historical friendship between Estonia and Finland will overcome the isolated expressions of opinion that a member of the Estonian government has recently permitted to himself. The Foreign Affairs Committee finds such statements absolutely deplorable and apologises to the Prime Minister of Finland and everyone who has been offended by these on either side of the Gulf of Finland.

We welcome the new Finnish government and wish Prime Minister Sanna Marin and the whole Finland all the success on behalf of the Estonian people. We are sure that the cooperation between our kindred nations will continue.”

Riigikogu Press Service
Epp-Mare Kukemelk
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epp-mare.kukemelk@riigikogu.ee
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