TALLINN, April 18. /TASS/. Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid has invited her Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to visit her country next year. According to the Postimees newspaper, she said as much at a news conference for Estonian mass media in Moscow on Thursday.
The Estonian president noted that she had invited Putin to the Congress of Finno-Ugric Peoples scheduled to be held in Tartu in 2020 during the talks in the Kremlin on Thursday. According to Kaljulaid, the Russian leader didn’t say whether he had accepted the invitation, the ERR News website reported.
During the talks, the parties also raised bilateral issues, including the ratification of the border treaty, along with the Nord Stream project and the implementation of the Minsk agreements, the Estonian president said.
Earlier on Thursday, Kaljulaid arrived in Moscow, where she took part in the opening ceremony of the reconstructed Estonian Embassy in Russia. After the ceremony, she met with Russian President Vladimir Putin, who said the lack of meaningful contacts between Russian and Estonian officials was not a normal situation.