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Mikser to Danish foreign minister: we are ready to cooperate with the Danish to help Ukraine fight corruption

14. September 2017 - 14:46

Foreign Minister Sven Mikser met this morning with Danish Foreign Minister Anders Samuelsen. Mikser and Samuelsen discussed Estonia-Denmark relations, the Eastern Partnership, the situation in Ukraine and the contribution of Danish soldiers to NATO’s Enhanced Forward Presence in Estonia.

Foreign Minister Mikser expressed readiness to work with the Danish in the fight against corruption in Ukraine. “Reducing corruption in the Eastern Partnership countries is our common goal,” Mikser said.  “We would like participate in the Danish-led project in Ukraine to reduce corruption and ensure that the country stays on a European path,” he added.

Mikser pointed out at the meeting that Estonia considers Denmark’s contribution to NATO allied forces present in Estonia to be very important. “Estonia-Denmark relations are very good and this is also borne out by the 200 Danish soldiers arriving in Estonia next year to support the presence of the allies here,” the minister stressed.  The Danish soldiers will replace the French battle group at the beginning of 2018.

Samuelsen said he was also interested in Estonia’s experience in combating fake news and misinformation. The ministers also discussed the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the EU and Brexit.

From Estonia, Foreign Minister Samuelsen will travel on to Latvia.

Additional information:

Armo Vask
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Communication Department
armo.vask@mfa.ee
+372 637 7618
+372 5666 8581

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