Estonia, Germany sign joint declaration on development cooperation

  • 2021-05-19
  • BNS/TBT Staff

TALLINN – Estonia and Germany in a virtual ceremony on Wednesday signed a joint declaration on development cooperation.

The joint declaration creates a framework for Estonia and Germany to implement development cooperation projects in partner countries. In the declaration, the two states set out the lines of cooperation that support a sustainable green and digital transformation in e-governance, innovation, business, education, healthcare and other areas, spokespeople for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.

"Estonia and Germany are celebrating the centenary of diplomatic relations this year and I am very glad that today, we are marking this milestone with a joint declaration that serves as a basis for even closer and more successful cooperation in the future. In addition to good relations, it is crucial for us to be able to contribute to the sustainable development of our partners," Foreign Minister Eva-Maria Liimets said.

The main cooperation areas of Estonia and Germany are the Eastern Partnership countries of the European Union and Africa. The countries are also jointly contributing to the D4D initiative (Digital 4 Development) and the Team Europe approach in joint projects.

The joint declaration on the development cooperation of Estonia and Germany was signed at Wednesday’s virtual ceremony by Estonian Foreign Minister Eva-Maria Liimets and the Parliamentary Secretary of State of Germany Maria Flachsbarth.