Estonian MPs discuss Belarus-EU cooperation in Minsk


Estonian MPs discuss Belarus-EU cooperation in Minsk

Estonia is interested in stepping up cooperation with Belarus. A parliamentary delegation from that country has arrived in Minsk.

Meeting with Belarusian MPs Estonian deputies asked about security issues, as well as Belarus' goals for building relations with the EU.

From July 1, Estonia presides in the European Union and in this connection it is ready to help strengthen contacts with European countries. The Baltic partners see a special potential in culture and tourism.

Hannes Hanso, Chairman of the National Defence Committee of the National Assembly of the Republic of Estonia:
I am very happy that Belarus has decided to introduce a 5-day visa-free regime. My close relatives recently took advantage of this. It would be nice if this period was extended. This will also help increase tourist flows.

The Estonian parliamentarians will hold a number of meetings with representatives of the Ministry of Defense and other departments.