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President of the Riigikogu (Parliament of Estonia) Jüri Ratas is on an official visit to Montenegro. He is accompanied by members of the Riigikogu Sven Sester and Kalvi Kõva.

The visit will begin with the meeting with President of the Parliament of Montenegro Aleksa Bečić. After that, the Estonian delegation will meet with Prime Minister of Montenegro Zdravko Krivokapić and President Milo Đukanović.

Main topics to be discussed at the meetings are the enlargement of the European Union, the current situation in West Balkan, the defence cooperation in NATO, the hybrid attack launched by the Belarusian regime on the eastern border of the European Union and the relations with Russia, as well as strengthening of bilateral parliamentary relations and perspectives of cooperation, in particular in the digital sector.

In the afternoon, the President of the Riigikogu will open the Honorary Consulate of Estonia. Tomislav Čelebić will be the Honorary Consul of Estonia in Montenegro. The opening of the Honorary Consulate takes place at a symbolic time, because this year Estonia and Montenegro celebrate the 15th anniversary of establishing of diplomatic relations. On 13 June 2006, Estonia became the first country with which Montenegro established diplomatic relations.

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