TALLINN - The Russian government approved on Sept. 19 of the border agreement and sea border agreements with Estonia, reports Public Broadcasting.
Estonia welcomed the decision. “After the border agreements’ bill received the approval of governments of both states, foreign ministers can sign the agreements at a time suitable for them,” Estonia’s Foreign Ministry PR department said.
Before that happens, Russian President Vladimir Putin has to approve of the government’s proposal.
“This process has finally reached the home stretch and signing the border agreement is not far away now,” said Riigikogu Foreign Affairs Committee chairman Marko Mihkelson.
Estonian and Russian Foreign Ministers Urmas Paet and Sergei Lavrov have a chance of agreeing upon the time of signing the border agreement already this week at the UN General Assembly meeting in the USA.
The agreement will most likely be signed in Tallinn.