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Two thirds of government abroad this week

At a government meeting, Stenbock House, Tallinn.
At a government meeting, Stenbock House, Tallinn. Source: (Siim Lõvi/ERR)

Spain, Portugal, the U.S., Canada, China: A third of the government's members is out of the country this week, busy at various events ranging from trade-related meetings to state visits and conferences.

Prime Minister Jüri Ratas (Center) is spending Monday in Spain and Portugal in connection with Estonia's upcoming presidency of the Council of the European Union. He will meet with his Spanish and Portuguese counterparts.

Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure Kadri Simson (Center) is in China until Tuesday, where she is meeting with representatives of China Energy Engineering Group, the world's biggest bank, the Industrial Commercial Bank of China, and representatives of China's export agency, Sinosure. She is accompanied by Minister of Finance Sven Sester (IRL), who is meeting with the Chinese cooperation partners of Eesti Energia's oil shale project in Jordan.

Defence Minister Margus Tsahkna (IRL) is in the United States until June 8. He will speak at a conference as well as meet with representatives of the Atlantic Council think tank.
Minister of Culture Indrek Saar (SDE) is on a working visit to Canada. Saar is familiarizing with the country's integration and migration policies, and also has meetings scheduled concerning cultural heritage preservation and music exports.

Minister of the Enviroment Marko Pomerants (IRL) along with a delegation of his ministry is taking part in the United Nations' Oceans conference in New York. The conference lasts until Friday this week and concentrates on the environmentally friendly use of maritime resources, and improving the condition of the world's oceans.

Editor: Dario Cavegn

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