Delegation of Estonian parlt's foreign affairs committee to meet with Finnish president

  • 2021-12-07
  • BNS/TBT Staff

TALLINN - Members of the foreign affairs committee of the Riigikogu are visiting Finland on Tuesday to meet with the president of Finland, Sauli Niinisto, and to discuss the security of the region.

The chairman of the foreign affairs committee, Marko Mihkelson, said in a press release that it's very important right now to share information with our closest partners and allies in order to ensure the security of our region and to do everything possible to prevent a deepening of the security crisis around Ukraine.

"As member states of the European Union, Estonia and Finland have a major role in shaping the foreign and security policy of the Union. At the moment, it is especially significant because the future of the whole Euro-Atlantic security architecture may depend on our decisions," Mihkelson said before the visit.

The members of the foreign affairs committee will also meet with representatives of the Finnish Institute of International Affairs and visit the Center of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats and the Estonian embassy in Helsinki.

On Wednesday morning, the members of the foreign affairs committee will have a video conference with the minister of foreign affairs of Finland, Pekka Haavisto.

Aside from Mihkelson, the Estonian delegation includes members of the foreign affairs committee Raivo Tamm, Indrek Saar, Mailis Reps, Henn Polluaas and Ruuben Kaalep.