Indian PM proposes bringing together talented young Estonians, Indians

  • 2020-01-16
  • BNS/TBT Staff

TALLINN - Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu met with India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi while attending the Raisina Dialogue conference in New Delhi, at the Indian premier's proposal, the two discussed ideas for bringing talented young Estonians and Indians together through hackathons.

Reinsalu said that Estonia is willing to pursue the idea.

"It's an initiative that would take cooperation between Estonia and India to the next level and give us a chance to search out completely new digital solutions among the ambitious concepts young people come up with," he said. "We're grateful to Prime Minister Modi for proposing the idea, and we'll now set about taking specific steps to move forward with it," he added.

Bilateral cooperation was also discussed during the meeting, which took place as part of a joint meeting of foreign dignitaries with the prime minister.

On Wednesday Reinsalu discussed digital and cyber-related cooperation at greater length with his Indian counterpart Dr Subrahmanyam Jaishankar.