On 5 February, Estonia and Sweden will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries, and according to Kaja Kallas, close cooperation will contribute to achieving the common goals in the 21st century as well. ‘We share the same values. Strong regional cooperation between the Baltic and Nordic countries helps us to stand up for our interests in the best possible way,’ Kallas said. She added that the common goals for us are to achieve climate neutrality and cooperation in the field of renewable energy, especially in the development of offshore wind farms.
Kallas and Löfven reaffirmed their commitment to the fight against money laundering. ‘Estonia is not a place for money laundering and the new Government will take the fight against suspicious transactions very seriously,’ Kallas said.
The Ministers also talked about the investigation of the wreck of the ferry Estonia. ‘This is a journey that Estonia, Finland, and Sweden have to take together. We agree that the investigation should be led by independent authorities. The new Government in Estonia is determined to move forward with the investigation of the ferry Estonia and is pleased that Sweden is amending legislation that will allow underwater examination near the wreck.