Estonia: Foreign Affairs Committee gets overview of emergency situation at public sitting

NordenBladet — Minister of Foreign Affairs Urmas Reinsalu will give the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Riigikogu (Parliament of Estonia) an updated overview of the emergency situation and its impact on foreign policy at the public sitting of the Committee today.

“In recent weeks, we have been in contact with the Foreign Minister and the Ambassadors of Estonia in various foreign countries via a video bridge at the sittings of the Committee. Such a frequent and operational exchange of information is invaluable in the current situation,” Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee Enn Eesmaa said.

Deputy Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee Marko Mihkelson noted that the Committee hoped that, at the sitting, the Minister would provide them with the latest information about the ongoing situation, returning home of the citizens of Estonia, and the international policy decisions of recent times. “The Minister’s overviews of the emergency situation and the latest international developments make an excellent basis for discussion and finding answers to questions that are necessary for shaping the foreign policy of Estonia in the present complicated situation,” he added.

At the sitting of the Committee, the Minister of Foreign Affairs will also present Estonia’s positions at the video conference of the European Union foreign affairs ministers (development) that will be held on 8 April.

Public sitting of the Foreign Affairs Committee starts at 11 a.m. and it will be streamed online.

Video recording of the sitting can also be viewed later on the Riigikogu YouTube channel.


Source: Parliament of Estonia


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