House Speaker László Kövér has discussed bilateral ties with Jüri Ratas, his Estonian counterpart. The two speakers were in agreement that in addition to their relationship within the European Union and NATO, Hungary and Estonia’s national interests also coincided with regard to their cooperation on security policy and their trade relations.
According to MTI, Kövér and Ratas were also in agreement that their national parliaments should have their voices heard in the ongoing year-long debate on the future of the EU, underscoring the importance of cooperation between their EU affairs committees. Concerning the development of regional ties, both speakers highlighted the importance of cooperation between the Visegrad Group and the Baltic states.
Ratas invited Kövér to the first virtual parliamentary forum of the Three Seas Initiative scheduled for June 3. Kövér expressed hope that the pandemic situation would allow him and Ratas to celebrate the centenary of the establishment of Hungary and Estonia’s diplomatic relations in person in the Hungarian Parliament.