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At their meeting today, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Riigikogu (Parliament of Estonia) Marko Mihkelson and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Spain Arancha González Laya spoke of the rising tensions at the Ukrainian borders, the importance of European unity in resolving global challenges and the future of transatlantic cooperation.

Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee Marko Mihkelson said that it was important to discuss the global challenges facing us, be they climate change or the growing influence of China, with our allies also during the current coronavirus pandemic.

When speaking of the situation at the Ukrainian borders, it was mutually admitted that if the conflict escalated, Russia would risk seeing serious consequences first of all for its own international interests.

The Chair of the Riigikogu Foreign Affairs Committee and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Spain agreed that the relations between Estonia and Spain as partners were excellent, and it was possible to invest even more into the common future of Europe together. They also acknowledged that it was necessary to contribute daily to the rule-based world order.

Mihkelson thanked Spain for their strong support in ensuring the security of the Baltic region.

With her visit, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Spain celebrates the 100th anniversary of the diplomatic relations between Estonia and Spain. The possibilities for future cooperation are also discussed during the visit.

Photos of the meeting (Chancellery of the Riigikogu)

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