Foreign Minister Marina Kaljurand discussed the Eastern Partnership, migration crisis and the NATO summit that will be held in Warsaw in June with the Minister of State for European Affairs Harlem Désir and Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski at the meeting held on the 14th of May. The French and Polish ministers visited Tallinn to participate in the Lennart Meri Conference.
Speaking of the Warsaw summit, the ministers agreed that NATO has to strengthen its defence and intimidation attitude, including increasing the presence of the allies in the eastern parts of the alliance. “Implementation of the resolutions adopted at the Wales summit has started,” said Foreign Minister Kaljurand. “I can see that our allies are committed to this. The longer view of the challenges in the east and south will be discussed at the Warsaw summit.”
Speaking of the migration crisis, Kaljurand emphasised that all countries should stick to agreements in order to cope with this. “It’s important for Europe to show solidarity and act together in solving the migration crisis,” said the Foreign Minister.
The Eastern Partnership and the conflict between Russia and Ukraine were also discussed at both meetings. The French Minister of State for European Affairs gave an overview of the Normandy format meetings that took place in Berlin on 11 May. Foreign Minister Kaljurand emphasised the importance for compliance with the Minsk agreements. “Resolution of security issues is the top priority in compliance with these agreements.”
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