Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Riigikogu (Parliament of Estonia) Marko Mihkelson participates in the joint visit of the Chairmen of the Foreign Affairs Committees of the Parliaments of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania to Paris, France. The visit will last until Thursday.
Mihkelson said that the visit would mainly focus on recent foreign and security policy developments as well as allied relations.
“For us, France is a very important ally and partner both in NATO and in the European Union. Several developments have taken place in recent weeks that have an impact on our allied space, therefore it is of utmost importance to communicate and exchange information about them in Paris,” Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee explained.
Today, the Chairs of the Baltic Foreign Affairs Committees will meet with the representatives of the Ministry of Defence and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of France. Tomorrow it is planned to have a meeting with President of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the French National Assembly Jean-Louis Bourlanges and members of the Committee.
On Thursday, the Chairs of the Foreign Affairs Committees of the Baltic Parliaments will meet with the representatives of think tanks and the Centre for Analysis and Strategic Prognosis at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and with the European Affairs adviser to the President of France. They will also have a meeting with President of the Senate Foreign Affairs and Defence Committee Christian Cambon and members of the Committee.
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