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Minister of Foreign Affairs Urmas Paet Visits Moscow

Regina Palandi

Public Relations Officer at the Estonian Embassy in Moscow

On February 17-18, 2014, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia Urmas Paet visited Moscow to meet his colleague, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov.

During the visit, the following agreements were signed: an agreement on the state border between Estonia and Russia and an agreement on maritime delimitation in the Gulfs of Narva and Finland as well as an agreement on the terms of placement of the Estonian Embassy in Moscow and the Russian Embassy in Tallinn. At the meeting, the ministers discussed the bilateral relations and future prospects. Minister of Foreign Affairs Urmas Paet emphasised that importance of continuous strengthening of the contractual framework, facilitating cooperation, and elimination of obstacles in the economic field as well as implementation of projects within the framework of cross-border cooperation. More information about the meeting and the content of agreements can be found at

http://www.estemb.ru/novosti/aid-4660

http://www.estemb.ru/novosti/aid-4662

http://www.estemb.ru/estonia_i_rossija/pogranitsjnoje_dogovori

Minister Paet gave a detailed interview to the Russian media.

On air at Ekho Moskvy, the Minister held a dialogue with the radio presenter Alexey Venediktov on the state border agreement between Estonia and Russia, the bilateral relations, the foreign policy of Estonia, including the Eastern Partnership, and other relevant issues.

Eyewitness (Russian: Своими глазами) was broadcast on Radio 19.02 at

http://echo.msk.ru/sounds/1260566.html

National daily business newspaper Kommersant was more deeply interested in the issues concerning the Estonian-Russian relations as well as the interests of the Russian-speaking population in Estonia:

http://www.kommersant.ru/doc/2413924

The Minister gave detailed answers to the Interfax news questions:

http://www.interfax.ru/txt.asp?id=358228

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