No need for separate declaration in border treaty

  • 2005-06-03
  • By TBT staff
Party representatives have found no need for a separate declaration in ratifying the Estonian-Russian border treaty and said it was possible to give the agreement priority handling in Parliament, the government press service announced on June 2.

The treaty's cover letter would be complemented with an analysis of all legal consequences, a press service representative added.

Prime Minister Andrus Ansip underlined that the government would work out a concrete program in finding a solution to the Seto minority problem The border treaty will divide the Seto area between Estonia and Russia.

A committee of experts headed by Regional Affairs Minister Jaan Ounapuu met on June 3 to discuss proposals connected with cultural and legal problems of the Seto area, as well as infrastructure development in the region. The government will next present a plan of action to factions of Parliament.