Saeima speaker underscores importance of joint digital solutions of Estonia and Latvia

  • 2022-11-22
  • LETA/BNS/TBT Staff

TALLINN - It is important for Estonia to continue close defense cooperation with Latvia as well as make faster progress with joint digital solutions, such as introducing digital prescriptions, President of the Estonian parliament Juri Ratas said at a meeting with his Latvian counterpart Edvards Smiltens in Estonia.

"Extending the use of digital prescriptions would allow using prescriptions issued in Estonia to buy medicines from Latvian pharmacies, and vice versa. This would be of help for many people moving between Estonia and Latvia," Ratas said.

Regional transport connections, including the construction of Rail Baltic, and synchronization of power grids with Central Europe were also discussed at the meeting.

Ratas said at the meeting that the relations between Estonia and Latvia were excellent, and their cooperation was successful also in the Baltic Assembly, where Estonia would take over the presidency from Latvia next year. During its presidency of the BA, Estonia will focus on strengthening the security of the Baltic states and continuing support to Ukraine.

Ratas and Smiltens emphasized their continuing support for Ukraine that needs every possible support and assistance to win the war. Ratas pointed out that it was also important to help Ukraine in post-war reconstruction, and Estonia had actively started with this in Zhytomyr Oblast.