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Foreign Minister Urmas Paet meets Jordanian, Indonesian and Gambian foreign ministers at UN General Assembly

20.09.2011

At a meeting with Jordanian counterpart Nasser Judeh, Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet praised the successful opening phase to Estonain-Jordanian cooperation in developing the Middle Eastern country's oil shale energy sector. "The oil production project is already under way, negotiations for additional electricity project agreements has reached the decisive phase,“ Paet added.


The Estonian and Jordanian foreign ministers also discussed ways of making other business contacts closer. "For instance, IT-related cooperation holds promise. We are prepared to introduce our e-government soutions to Jordan,“ said Paet, who invited his counterpart to Estonai for a visit. "Jordan is a key partner for Estonia in the Middle East and the wish is to deepen the relationship,“ Paet added.


At his meeting with Indonesian foreign minister Marty M. Natalegawa Paet proposed that agreements on reciprocal protection of investments and avoidance eof double taxation be signed.


Paet noted that Indonesia has become an appealing travel destination for Estonians. "We plan to appoint a non-resident ambassador to Indonesia," he said. Estonia is about to announce an appointment of an honorary consul to Jakarta and Bali.


Paet also met with Gambian Foreing Minister Mamadou Tangara to discuss international cooperation, especially matters pertaining to the International Criminal Court, an issue Gambia also deems important. "Estonia has been a supporter of the establishment of the criminal court since the beginning,“ said Paet. "In the next three years, Estonia will be even more closely connected with the court as the former Estonian ambassador to the UN has been nominated as president of the court's Assembly of States." Paet and Tangara also discussed appointment of honorary consuls to each other's country and stimulating relations. Gambia is said to be interested in Estonia's e-state experience.


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