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Today, at the sitting starting at 10 a.m., the Riigikogu (Parliament of Estonia) will discuss foreign policy as a matter of significant national importance. Minister of Foreign Affairs Eva-Maria Liimets and Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee Marko Mihkelson will make reports.

In his report, the Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee will speak about the key principles and priorities of Estonian foreign policy, highlight the global foreign policy developments and give an overview of the activities of the Foreign Affairs Committee during the last year. Mihkelson pointed out that, over the years, the Riigikogu Foreign Affairs Committee had played a central role in shaping and influencing Estonian foreign policy, and emphasised that a stronger common ground of our democratic and parliamentary republic in foreign policy was a guarantee for Estonia’s interests and security in the world.

Minister of Foreign Affairs Liimets will review the tense international security situation in her report. She will discuss Estonia’s foreign and security policy interests and speak about Estonia’s role in shaping the European Union policies and its participation in the work of international organisations, and analyse Estonia’s relations with its allies and closer partners, and the promotion of business diplomacy. She will also introduce the Global Estonia Programme and the activities for integrating the Estonians living abroad.

The reports will be followed by questions to the speakers and comments from political groups.

The sitting is streamed live on the Riigikogu home page and on ETV2.

Riigikogu Press Service
Liisa Johanna Lukk
Phone: +372 631 6456, +372 5331 0789
E-mail: liisajohanna.lukk@riigikogu.ee
Questions: press@riigikogu.ee