First Deputy Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Oleksandr Korniyenko and the delegation of the members of the Verkhovna Rada (Parliament) of Ukraine, and representatives of the local governments and businesses of Zhytomyr Region is on a visit to Tallinn.
On Sunday, the 22-member Ukrainian delegation visits the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence, e-Estonia Briefing Centre, NGO Slava Ukraini and the cruise ferry M/S Isabelle that provides accommodation to war refugees from Ukraine. They also attend a ceremony in Tallinn Town Hall, where Chairman of Tallinn City Council Jevgeni Ossinovski presents Korniyenko Tallinn City Decoration of Honour awarded to President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy as a special tribute from the city. In the evening, the Ukrainian delegation will attend the dinner hosted by President of the Riigikogu (Parliament of Estonia) Jüri Ratas.
On Monday, the Ukrainian delegation will have meetings at the Riigikogu with Jüri Ratas and the Estonia-Ukraine Parliamentary Friendship Group, as well as with Minister of Culture Tiit Terik, Minister of Defence Kalle Laanet, Minister of Entrepreneurship and Information Technology Andres Sutt and Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure Taavi Aas. The Ukrainian delegation will also meet with the representatives of the Ministry of Education and Research, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Estonian Centre for International Development, and the cyber security company CybExer.
Deputy Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Korniyenko will leave Estonia on Monday evening. On Tuesday, other members of the Ukrainian delegation will visit the Estonian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Association of Estonian Cities and Municipalities, Muuga Kindergarten and the Estonian Woodhouse Association, and have meetings with the Estonian entrepreneurs and Minister of Foreign Affairs Eva-Maria Liimets.
Together with Korniyenko, the Ukrainian delegation includes five members of the Verkhovna Rada. Other members of the delegation are representatives of the local governments and businesses of Zhytomyr Region. During the reconstruction of Ukraine after the war, Estonia will focus on assisting this region.
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