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At the meeting with Speaker of the United States House of Representatives Paul Ryan, President of the Riigikogu (Parliament of Estonia) Eiki Nestor thanked the United States for their contribution to the security of Europe and the Baltic region. Security and economic cooperation, and Estonia’s e-solutions were also discussed at the meeting.

“Estonia values the contribution of the United States to the security of the Baltic States and Estonia, and also to the security of Europe,” Nestor said. “We are allies and friends who share common values. Security cooperation and economic cooperation with the United States is very important to Estonia and to the European Union.”

Ryan, who is the head of the delegation of the United States House of Representatives visiting Estonia, said that the visit had two main aims – to confirm the commitment of the US to NATO, and to thank Estonia for allocating two percent of gross domestic product for defence spending.

The meeting with the House of Representatives delegation was also attended by Vice-President of the Riigikogu Enn Eesmaa, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee Marko Mihkelson, Chairman of the National Defence Committee Hannes Hanso and Chairperson of the Estonia-USA Parliamentary Group Keit Pentus-Rosimannus.

Video of the meeting


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