Estonian PM to meet with French president in Paris

  • 2021-11-22
  • BNS/TBT Staff

TALLINN - Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas is to embark on a visit to Paris on Wednesday, Nov. 24, where she is scheduled to meet with French President Emmanuel Macron.

The premier is also to to give a presentation to MEDEF (Mouvement des Entreprises de France), an umbrella organization of French enterprises, with bilateral meetings also scheduled with businesses interested in Estonia.

Kallas said that France and Estonia are very good partners and allies in the European Union and NATO.

"We have close cooperation and a relationship of trust with France and we share a common desire to shape the future of Europe. We're also jointly ensuring security in our region and beyond it," Kallas said.

Topics to be discussed with Macron include bilateral cooperation and shared interests in international organizations. The meeting's focus will be on the security situation in our region and in Sahel, and on cooperation in NATO and in the area of cyber defense. France's upcoming presidency of the Council of the European Union as well as the digital and green transition will likewise be discussed.

The prime minister is scheduled to return to Estonia late on Wednesday evening.