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Foreign Minister Mikser: Estonia will remain committed to Eastern Partnership

26.10.2017

Foreign Minister Sven Mikser met today in Tallinn with Johannes Hahn, the European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Union Neighbourhood Policy, with whom discussions dealt with preparations for the 24 November Eastern Partnership summit and the current status of EU enlargement.

“Eastern Partnership is a foreign policy priority for Estonia and we will remain committed to it even after the end of the Presidency,” said Mikser . “Our firm goal is increase the visibility of the policy in the European Union.” He added the a number of events pertaining to Eastern Partnership (EaP) organised by Estonia during its Council Presidency have helped fulfil these goals.

Mikser said it was important for EaP to be dealt with at the highest levels in Europe and thanked the commissioner for his commitment.

He also acknowledged the stronger commitment from the European Commission to enlargement policy and confirmed support from the Estonian Presidency for continuing accession negotiations with Serbia as well as with Montenegro.

Commissioner Hahn is in Estonia today in connection with the an event organised by the Foreign Ministry and the EaP Center – the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum and the Eastern Partnership Business Forum – which brought over 300 civil society activists and over 40 business people from the EU and EaP countries to Tallinn.

Pictures: https://flic.kr/s/aHsm7K6H65

Additional information:

Juhan Mellik
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Media Adviser, Communication Department
juhan.mellik@mfa.ee
+372 637 7627
+372 5093439

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