Estonia and Ukraine signed the Statement on Priorities for Bilateral Cooperation

Wednesday, May 19, 2021
Estonia and Ukraine signed the Statement on Priorities for Bilateral Cooperation

The readiness of Estonia to support Ukraine’s impending accession to the EU and to assist in achieving membership criteria was discussed

According to the press service of the President’s Office, on 17 May Estonian Prime Minister Kaya Kallas arrived in Ukraine with a three-day diplomatic visit. During this time, Kallas visited the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine, as well as met with the President and parliamentarians.

President Zelensky thanked the Prime Minister of Estonia for supporting Ukraine’s foreign policy, sovereignty and territorial integrity, as well as for his assistance in reforming Ukraine to the standards of the European Union.

The Head of State of Ukraine paid special tribute to Estonia’s assistance in the medical rehabilitation of military personnel and the tranche of €500,000 for humanitarian purposes in the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine.

Kaja Kallas named Ukraine as Estonia’s biggest development partner and expressed her country’s readiness to support Ukraine.

"We know that Ukraine wants more integration with the EU, we can support you in this. The more you succeed in reform - the more we can offer you", Kallus said.

In response to the gratitude of the President of Ukraine for his readiness to cooperate with Ukraine in the framework of the Crimean platform on 23 August 2023, Kaya Kallas thanked for the warm welcome and expressed Estonia’s position on Ukraine:

"Ukraine is always in the heart of the Estonian people. And we always try as hard as we can to support Ukraine at all possible sites - the European Union, NATO, the United Nations".

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