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Foreign Minister Marina Kaljurand spoke with Latvian, Lithuanian and Finnish colleagues about cooperation


Following her inauguration today, Foreign Minister Marina Kaljurand phoned her Latvian, Lithuanian and Finnish colleagues to speak of good-neighbourly relations and cooperation within the European Union, as well as in a broader context. "I would like to meet with my colleagues as soon as possible, in order to discuss the details of important issues currently on the agenda," Foreign Minister Kaljurand said.

Foreign Minister Marina Kaljurand and Finnish Foreign Minister Timo Soini spoke about close bilateral relations and important European foreign policy and security issues. “Our cooperation with Finland is long-standing and well-established in many areas. This will no doubt continue in the future,” Kaljurand said. The Foreign Ministers also exchanged mutual invitations.

When speaking to Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs, Kaljurand expressed her pleasure regarding the friendly and close relations between Estonia and Latvia and praised Latvia’s successful Presidency of the Council of the European Union. “We are grateful to our Latvian colleagues, who have provided the opportunity for our experts to thoroughly learn from the experience of their EU presidency. This is invaluable for us, from the standpoint of preparing for the forthcoming 2018 presidency,” Foreign Minister Kaljurand said.

While speaking with Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius, Foreign Minister Kaljurand noted that Estonia and Lithuania are close partners in the EU, NATO and the UN. “We highly appreciate Lithuania’s activities as a member of the UN Security Council,” the Foreign Minister said.

Foreign Minister Kaljurand will meet with her other colleagues in the European Union on Monday in Brussels at the EU foreign ministers' meeting.




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