The President of the Riigikogu Jüri Ratas is on an official visit to the Swiss Confederation today and tomorrow. He is accompanied by the Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee Marko Mihkelson and Member of the Riigikogu Helle-Moonika Helme.
Today, Ratas will meet his Swiss counterpart, the President of the Swiss National Council Andreas Aebi. This will be followed by a meeting with the State Secretary Livia Leu, who is also the chief negotiator for talks with the European Union.
In the afternoon, the delegation will meet the Confederation and Canton Commissioner for Swiss Digital Administration Peppino Beat Giarritta, as well as the Head of the Federal Chancellery’s Digital Transformation and ICT Steering Sector Daniel Markwalder.
The delegation will also be shown around the UNESCO listed Bern Old City and meet the President of the Estonian Cultural Association and the President of the Council of States Alex Kuprecht.
On Wednesday, the delegation will visit the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) and have a meeting with the Secretary General of the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) Andreas Zagklis. In addition, cooperation will be discussed with the local delegation of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU). In the afternoon, the delegation will attend the inauguration of Estonia’s Honorary Consulate in Zurich, and meet representatives of the Swiss Estonian Association.
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