Estonian PM to Rwandan colleague: Russian aggression undermining world order

  • 2022-10-11
  • BNS/TBT Staff

TALLINN – Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas said at a meeting with Rwandan Prime Minister Edouard Ngirente in Tallinn on Tuesday that Russia's aggression in Ukraine is undermining the entire world order based on the UN Charter.

Kallas met with Ngirente on the fringes of the Tallinn Digital Summit. The prime ministers discussed bilateral relations as well as the security situation in both Africa and Europe, government spokespeople said.

According to Kallas, Estonia and Rwanda are both countries that consider digital issues to be important. "We are united by the rapid development of the digital field, there is close communication between the representatives of our ICT communities and there are several projects in the works. I hope that productive contacts on IT and digital topics will continue and that we will find new areas, such as education, in which to cooperate with Rwanda," the prime minister said.

Speaking about security issues, the prime ministers recognized that regional security also affects global security. "It is important for Estonia to contribute to ensuring well-being and stability more broadly than just in Europe. That is why, for example, we are participating in the European Union's training mission in Mozambique, where we provide training to the country's security forces," Kallas said.

Kallas stressed at the meeting that in Europe, we have to face Russia's unprecedented aggression against the independent and sovereign state of Ukraine. "This is a gross violation of international law and Russia is undermining the entire world order based on the UN Charter," she said. "We must make it crystal clear to Russia that the international community does not accept such behavior and fully support Ukraine. We all have an important role to play here, and I thank Rwanda for voting in the UN General Assembly for resolutions condemning Russian aggression," the prime minister added.