Speakers of the Riigikogu and the Knesset confirmed the good relations between their countries on 11 January 2017

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President of the Parliament of Estonia the Riigikogu Eiki Nestor and Speaker of the Parliament of Israel the Knesset Yuli-Yoel Edelstein, who is on a two-day visit to Estonia, confirmed the good relations between the two countries and the wish to develop contacts in the spheres of economy and research at their meeting.

“We have traditionally had good relations. And through the Estonian-Israeli music festival MustonenFest, our cultural relations are especially good,” the President of the Riigikogu said. Nestor spoke about Estonia’s wish to be very integrated internationally, and Estonia’s success in providing various e-services.

Nestor and Edelstein also discussed the security situation in Ukraine and the Middle East.

The meeting was also attended by Chairman of the Estonia-Israel Parliamentary Group Igor Gräzin.

Tomorrow Edelstein will meet with Chairman of the National Defence Committee of the Riigikogu Hannes Hanso.

Krishan Chand

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