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Estonia's foreign minister on weeklong visit to U.S.

Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sven Mikser.
Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sven Mikser. Source: (Eero Vabamägi/Postimees/Scanpix)

During his visit, Minister of Foreign Affairs Sven Mikser will attend a Global Coalition Against Daesh meeting as well as meet with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, among other U.S. politicians.

Mikser will attend a meeting of the foreign ministers of the Global Coalition Against Daesh on Wednesday where they will discuss how to strengthen the fight against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria, according to a ministry press release.

On Tuesday, March 28, Mikser and his Latvian colleague Edgars Rinkēvičs and Lithuanian colleague Linas Linkevičius will meet with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, with whom they will discuss topics including transatlantic cooperation, the security situation in Europe, the future of NATO, the fight against terrorism and cyber cooperation.

During his weeklong visit, Mikser, together with his Baltic counterparts, is also planning on meeting with National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Paul Ryan, Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations Bob Corker and Ranking Member Ben Cardin.

The Estonian minister will also meet with a number of senators to discuss transatlantic relations, the security situation in Europe and its neighborhood as well as cyber security.

As part of his visit, Mikser will attend a Heritage Foundation Roundtable with U.S. administration officials that will focus on security policy and Russian influence activities in Europe. The minister will also give a lecture to the students of Georgetown University and attend a reception dedicated to the 60th anniversary of the Treaties of Rome organized by the EU Delegation to the U.S.

The minister will also meet with representatives of the World Bank.

Editor: Aili Vahtla

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