Estonian president to meet with Moldovan colleague

  • 2021-08-23
  • BNS/TBT Staff

TALLINN – Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid on Monday will meet with her Moldovan counterpart as part of her working visit to Ukraine.

Kaljulaid began her visit to Ukraine on Sunday when she met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to discuss Ukraine's security, economic cooperation and Ukraine's relations with the European Union.

On Monday morning, however, Kaljulaid will meet her Moldovan colleague Maia Sandu. The topic of the meeting is development cooperation and Moldova's relations with the European Union. Kaljulaid will then participate in the first Crimea Platform Summit.

The Crimea Platform is an international mechanism launched by Zelensky in the fall of 2020 to end the occupation of Crimea and to carry out activities in support of that. The summit will also be attended by the presidents of Finland, Hungary, Lithuania, Latvia, Poland and Slovenia, the speaker of the Swiss parliament, the prime ministers of Croatia, Sweden and Romania, and the foreign ministers of several countries.

In the afternoon, a meeting of the Baltic heads of state and the president of Poland will take place in Kyiv to discuss the situation on the border between Belarus and the European Union.

On Tuesday, Kaljulaid will participate in the celebration of the 30th anniversary of the restoration of Ukraine's independence and attend a military parade. The head of state will return to Estonia on Tuesday evening.