Estonian parlt speaker to participate in joint visit of Baltic, Nordic speakers to Moldova

  • 2022-05-30
  • BNS/TBT Staff

TALLINN - President of the Estonian parliament Juri Ratas will be in Moldova on Monday and Tuesday, where he is to participate in the joint official visit of the speakers of the parliaments of the Nordic and Baltic states.

Ratas said that the main topic of the visit would be the war launched by Russia and its consequences, including Moldova's ability to manage the large influx of refugees from Ukraine.

"We confirm our readiness to contribute to Moldova's stability and security. During our visit, we also express our support for Moldova's closer political and economic integration with the European Union," he added.

In Chisinau, the speakers of the Baltic and Nordic parliaments will meet with President of the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova Igor Grosu, the chairs of parliamentary factions, and parliamentary groups. On Tuesday, they will give a joint press conference in the parliament building. The speakers will also have meetings with Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova Natalia Gavrilita and visit the refugee center.

Besides the president of the Riigikogu, Inara Murniece from the parliament of Latvia, Viktorija Cmilyte-Nielsen from the parliament of Lithuania, Matti Vanhanen from the parliament of Finland, Andreas Norlen from the parliament of Sweden, Masud Gharahkhani from the parliament of Norway and Birgir Armannsson from the parliament of Iceland participate in the visit. Denmark is represented by deputy speaker of the parliament Karen Ellemann.