Estonian parlt committee to visit Brussels to learn about developments in NATO, EU

  • 2019-11-25
  • BNS/TBT Staff

TALLINN - A delegation of the national defense committee of the Estonian parliament will visit Estonia's representations to the European Union and NATO in Brussels and NATO Supreme Headquarters in Mons during its  three-day visit to Belgium.

Chairman of the national defense committee Andres Metsoja said that the purpose of the visit to Brussels was to get an overview of the developments in NATO and the European Union. "Developing of allied relations and defense policy requires full cooperation built on continuous communication between states and their representatives," Metsoja said. In his opinion, it is also essential to deal with better defining of the global space in order to ensure the best possible representation of Estonia's interests.

Deputy chairman of the committee Kalle Laanet said that in the light of the turbulent security policy messages of today, it is important that the legislators get information from direct sources because it helps prevent assuming demagogic positions.

The delegation will meet with the representatives of Estonia at the EU and NATO, and the representatives of the allies. On Wednesday, the delegation will visit the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE), the headquarters of NATO's Allied Command Operations in Mons.

The delegation of the national defense committee consists of chairman of the committee Andres Metsoja, deputy chairman of the committee Kalle Laanet and members of the committee Madis Milling, Johannes Kert, Leo Kunnas and Jaak Juske.