President of the Riigikogu (Parliament of Estonia) Eiki Nestor is on a visit to Slovenia. In Ljubljana, Nestor will meet with President of Slovenia Borut Pahor, Speaker of the National Assembly Milan Brglez, Prime Minister Miro Cerar and Minister of Foreign Affairs Karl Erjavec.
According to Nestor, the aim of the visit to Slovenia is to confirm the close bilateral relations and to discuss the proposals relating to the future of the European Union. “There are many similarities in the history of Estonia and Slovenia, therefore it is easy for us to understand one another,” Nestor said. “As we are both members of the European Union and NATO, we share the same values.”
Tomorrow Nestor will meet with Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Policy of the Parliament of Slovenia Jožef Horvata and Chairman of the Committee on EU Affairs Kamal Izidor Shaker. Nestor is also planning to meet with the Vice-Presidents of the National Assembly Primož Hainz and Matjaž Nemec, and the representatives of deputy groups of the parliament in Ljubljana.
The main topics of the meetings concern the future of the EU, the security situation in Europe, the presence of the NATO troops and the level of defence spending.
In Slovenia, Nestor will introduce the positions of the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, and will present his Slovenian colleague the invitation to attend the Conference of Speakers held within the framework of the Presidency in April 2018 in Tallinn.
The President of the Riigikogu is accompanied on the visit by Deputy Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee Keit Pentus-Rosimannus and Chair of the Constitutional Committee Marko Pomerants.