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Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid on official visit to St Kitts and Nevis

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Chairman of Caricom and St.Kitts-Nevis Prime Minister Dr. Hon. Harris engages in bilateral discussions with the president of Estonia, HE Kersti Kaljulaid. Discussions primarily focused on programs for training in digitalization age, transformation of SKN and entire CARICOM region in digitalization.

The Estonian head of state is currently in St.Kitts-Nevis as a guest at the 30th Inter-Sessional Meeting, CARICOM Heads  of Government , where she will be speaking about Estonia’s digital experience and how digital solutions can help in dealing with climate change-related natural disasters, within the framework of an e-state, the President’s office announced in a press release.

The meeting brings 15 heads of state from within the Association of Caribbean States, together with five more countries including Estonia, it is reported.

Additionally, the working visit will promote Estonia’s drive to get a temporary spot on the UN Security Council for 2020–2021, and she will also discuss transnational cooperation on e-government development with St Kitts and Nevis’ prime minister, Timothy Harris, it is reported.

On to Slovakia

On Thursday, Ms Kaljulaid is to visit Slovakia for a meet of Central and Eastern European (CEE) nations’ heads of state.

The Slovakia meeting, to be held in the eastern city of Košice, takes place under the Bucharest Nine (B9) format and will discuss security issues,the president’s office said, as well as developments in NATO and hybrid threats.

The B9 format began in 2014 and is used principally to discuss security issues. The B9 countries are: Romania, Poland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary,´and Slovakia.

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