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This week, President of the Riigikogu (Parliament of Estonia) Eiki Nestor and Chairperson of the Estonia-Israel Parliamentary Group Keit Pentus-Rosimannus are on a visit in Israel.

Nestor said that Estonia and Israel were united by their complicated geopolitical situation and the understanding that a country can be strong with the help of its allies. “We will certainly cooperate, because Israel is the local IT tiger,” Nestor emphasised, and added that Estonia and Israel had a lot to learn from each other in this field.

In the opinion of Pentus-Rosimannus, Israel’s close relations with its diaspora could be an example for Estonia. “How they keep contact with their people who live outside their homeland, how that communication is preserved for decades, and how much attention is paid to the young people who are born outside their homeland – I think Estonia should learn that and take it over,” she said.

Today the Estonian delegation was in Tel Aviv and got an overview of the success stories of the innovation and start-ups of Israel. They also visited the Estonian Embassy and met with the citizens of Estonia and the community connected with Estonia in Israel.

Eiki Nestor’s visit is the first official visit of the President of the Riigikogu to Israel.

Riigikogu Press Service
Kristi Sobak
phone: +372 631 6592, +372 51 906 975
e-mail: kristi.sobak@riigikogu.ee
Questions: press@riigikogu.ee

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