Russian Foreign Minister in the nearest future is not planning to visit Estonia

  • 2006-05-20
  • By TBT staff
TALLINN - Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin in an interview to the news agency RIA Novosti said that Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is not set to visit Tallinn any time soon.

According to the BNS report, in the interview published on the website of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Karasin said the topic of a visit by Lavrov to Tallinn in the near future was not on the agenda, adding that Moscow was mulling a Latvian proposal that the prime ministers of Latvia and Russia would meet on the sidelines of a meeting of the heads of government of the Baltic Sea countries in Iceland.

A large part of Karasin's interview was dedicated to the customary Russian criticism of Estonia and Latvia.

The deputy minister said Russia continued to be worried over the human rights situation in Estonia and Latvia, which, as he said, does not meet international standards.