Estonian formin: By helping Ukraine, we also strengthen regional security

  • 2023-06-22
  • BNS/TBT Staff

TALLINN – Meeting with Finland's new Foreign Minister Elina Valtonen on Thursday, Estonian Foreign Minister Margus Tsahkna said that by helping Ukraine, we also ensure regional security.

The main theme of the working meeting was the upcoming Vilnius summit of NATO.

"It is important for both countries that Sweden becomes a member of NATO before the summit, because there must be no grey areas in Europe. We also expect clear guidelines from the summit for Ukraine to join the alliance," Tsahkna said according to spokespeople.

Bilateral relations between Estonia and Finland were also discussed and the continued strong ties between the two countries were confirmed.

"Finland and Estonia have been close allies and cooperation partners through the ages, and Finland's accession to NATO strengthened the alliance between the two countries," Tsahkna said. "Finland continues to be Estonia's main trading partner."

The two ministers also talked about helping Ukraine rebuild and supporting Ukraine as long as Ukraine needs it.