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Foreign Minister Marina Kaljurand met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov

28.09.2015

Foreign Minister Marina Kaljurand discussed issues related to Estonia-Russia bilateral relations with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in New York.

The Foreign Minister expressed satisfaction that the Eston Kohver issue has been resolved, yet considers his abduction extremely regrettable. “The abduction of Eston Kohver and his detention in Russia was a flagrant violation of human rights and international law. It is also sad, that it robbed a year of Eston Kohver’s and his family’s life,” she added.

Kaljurand and Lavrov discussed issues related to the ratification of the Estonia-Russia border treaties. Foreign Minister Kaljurand said that the Estonian Government plans to submit the border treaties to the Riigikogu for ratification. Foreign Minister Lavrov said that the Russian State Duma also intends to begin processing the treaties very soon. In addition, other bilateral agreements were also addressed, including those dealing with diplomatic real estate, military graves and emergency situations.

Kaljurand and Lavrov also discussed bilateral cultural relations and opportunities to carry out political consultations between the Foreign Ministries, in order to discuss European security and other international issues.

The European Union's anti-Russian sanctions were also discussed by the Foreign Ministers. Foreign Minister Kaljurand emphasized that all Member States are complying with the imposed sanctions until there continues to be a reason to do so.

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