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Foreign Minister Sven Mikser and the Speaker of the Knesset discussed the Middle East peace process

12. January 2017 - 13:53
Photo:Riigikogu/Erik Peinar

Yesterday evening, Foreign Minister Sven Mikser spoke with Yuli-Yoel Edelstein, the Speaker of the Parliament of Israel, the Knesset, about the Middle East peace process, the situation in the region and Estonia-Israel relations.

Talking about the Middle East peace process, Foreign Minister Sven Mikser expressed concern over the halt in the process. Mikser expressed support for the two-state solution to be attained through negotiations and restoring trust. “Steps taken unilaterally do not bring us closer to the solution. Therefore, it is important that both sides do everything in their power to stop the violence, restore confidence and promote practical bilateral cooperation,” Foreign Minister said.

Mikser and Edelstein also discussed recent developments in the wider region, including Syria.

Foreign Minister and the Speaker of Knesset were pleased to acknowledge that relations between Estonia and Israel are very good and they discussed opportunities for further cooperation, including in the field of cyber security. “Cross-border integration of cyber security requires stronger protection of cyber space and stronger cooperation between states. Israel’s competence in the cyber field is impressive. As dangers in cyber space are similar, it is important that states regularly share information with each other and support each other in solving incidents if necessary,” Foreign Minister Mikser said. Both Estonia and Israel are members of the network of world’s most digital governments Digital 5.


Additional information:

Mariann Sudakov
Communication Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
(+372) 521 6821
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