Representatives of Baltic, Nordic delegations to OSCE PA to meet in Tallinn

  • 2022-05-20
  • LETA/BNS/TBT Staff

TALLINN - On Friday, the heads of the delegations of the Nordic countries and the Baltic states (NB8) to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) are to meet in Tallinn to discuss developments in the security situation of the region in light of Russia's aggression in Ukraine.

"We have invited our colleagues from the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly to Estonia in order to discuss together the security situation caused by Russia's aggression in Ukraine and to prepare for the OSCE PA annual session that will take place in Birmingham, United Kingdom, in July," chair of the Estonian delegation to the OSCE PA Mati Raidma said. "We want to speak with the representatives of the Baltic states and the Nordic countries about supporting Ukraine, and about war refugees, humanitarian aid and cooperation."

Representatives of the delegations of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Iceland to the OSCE PA will meet at the Riigikogu, the parliament of Estonia, to discuss the security situation. OSCE PA president Margareta Cederfelt will also participate in the meeting. Heads of the NB8 delegations plan to hold a video conference with head of the Ukrainian delegation to the OSCE PA Mykyta Poturaiev.

The Riigikogu is represented at the meeting by chair of the Estonian delegation to the OSCE PA Mati Raidma and alternate member of delegation Anti Poolamets. The delegation will also visit the International Center for Defense and Security to discuss the situation in Ukraine with experts.