The Riigikogu passed a Resolution on an amendment to the membership of the Estonian delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly.
Head of the delegation Kadri Simson (Centre Party) was excluded from the delegation, and Kerstin-Oudekki Loone (Centre Party) was appointed head of the delegation. Member of the delegation Sven Sester (Isamaa) was excluded from the delegation, and Andres Metsoja (Isamaa) was appointed member of the delegation. Alternate member of the delegation Sven Mikser (Social Democratic Party) was also excluded from the delegation and Jevgeni Ossinovski (Social Democratic Party) was appointed as an alternate member of the delegation.
Member of the delegation Ants Laaneots (Reform Party) and alternate member Leo Kunnas (Estonian Conservative People’s Party) are members of the delegation on the basis of an earlier resolution.
A lively discussion on whether the new head of the delegation was suitable for the office was held before the Resolution was passed. During the debate, Valdo Randpere (Reform Party) and Oudekki Loone (Centre Party) took the floor.
50 members of the Riigikogu voted in favour of the Resolution of the Riigikogu “Amendment of the Resolution of the Riigikogu “Formation of the Estonian Delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization”” (85 OE), submitted by the Foreign Affairs Committee, and 33 were against.
The new Minister of Foreign Trade and Information Technology Kaimar Karu took his oath of office.
Video recordings of the sittings of the Riigikogu can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/riigikogu
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