Estonian, Russian foreign ministers meet in New York

  • 2013-10-03
  • TBT Staff

TALLINN - Estonia and Russia’s foreign ministers met on Sept. 27 in New York, reports ERR. Urmas Paet and Sergei Lavrov held a meeting at the UN General Assembly. Issues discussed included the proposed Russia and Estonia border treaty agreement.

The draft agreement is now awaiting a green light from President Vladimir Putin, and only after then can details emerge about the time and place of signing, officials have said. The Russian government approved the document the previous week while the Estonian government gave its approval in May. In order to take effect, the agreement must also be ratified on a parliamentary level.

Estonia is the last country in the European Union to sign a border treaty agreement with Russia.