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Foreign ministers of the Baltic States and Germany: we must fight the coronavirus together

17. March 2020 - 23:16

On the invitation of Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu, a video conference between the foreign ministers of the Baltic States and Germany was held on Tuesday to discuss solutions to the coronavirus crisis.

At the meeting, the German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas affirmed that even when border checks have been re-introduced, Germany would allow for the continued transport of goods, as well as the transit of people from the Baltic States who are returning home or to their place of residence. At the border, people wishing to transit through Germany must present detailed information about their planned movements. The Estonian foreign minister thanked Germany for its help in trying to resolve the difficult situation at the German-Polish border and for offering the Estonian citizens a chance to return home through German territory.

The foreign ministers of the four countries agreed that European Union countries need to ensure that humanitarian corridors are available for people returning home, and that the international transport of goods continues. “Member states must coordinate their crisis measures to help citizens both inside and outside the European Union,” Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu said.

Photos of the video conference: https://bit.ly/3d9n9uM

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