Estonian PM to attend high-level Holocaust memorial conference in Sweden

  • 2021-10-13
  • BNS/TBT Staff

TALLINN - On the invitation of her Swedish counterpart Stefan Lofven, Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas will on Wednesday be attending the Malmo International Forum on Holocaust Remembrance and Combating Antisemitism, at which she will be speaking during a breakout session entitled "Promoting remembrance, fighting distortion".

Kallas will be joined in this discussion by Latvian President Egils Levits, Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda, Romanian President Klaus Iohannis and Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal.

The forum will be attended by representatives of the private sector and international organizations as well as heads of state and government from around the world, including European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, European Council President Charles Michel and Israeli President Isaac Herzog. The participants will be discussing how to combat antisemitism and other forms of racism in the real world and online and how to support Holocaust remembrance through the education system so as to ensure that it is never repeated. The conference, which was originally scheduled to take place in 2020, marks 75 years since the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp and the end of World War II.

While at the forum, Kallas will be meeting with her Ukrainian counterpart Denys Shmyhal to discuss cooperation between the two countries and support for the implementation of reforms in Ukraine.

The forum will be livestreamed on the YouTube channel of the Government Offices of Sweden.