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The President of the Republic met with the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Riigikogu

President Arnold Rüütel today at Kadriorg discussed with members of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Riigikogu the priorities of Estonia's foreign policy in the near future. Since this was the last meeting of the parliamentary committee's present membership with the Head of State they also looked back at the past of shaping our national foreign policy, rating highly the role of the Riigikogu and its Foreign Affairs Committee in this process.

All participants in the meeting were of one accord that our state has one single foreign policy that is implemented by different institutions in accordance with their duties and responsibilities. The near future priorities of Estonia's foreign policy are targeted at achieving the membership of the European Union and NATO, which at the same time will be helpful in striving for the rest of our objectives, developing partnership with our neighbouring countries included.

The President agreed to the common position of the Foreign Affairs Committee that Estonia, while striving for its objectives, should continue the existing close co-operation with the other Baltic states. The partners in the talks also shared the view that the citizenship and language issues should not be exploited for propagandist purposes during the election campaign.

Press Service of the Office of the President
Kadriorg, January 21, 2003

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