President of Estonia wants to partner with Portugal

Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid said today that the country is very interested in finding partnerships in Portugal and has assured that the ongoing state visit will help this goal.

“This is an excellent opportunity to increase cooperation between the two countries,” he said in a joint statement with Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa after a visit to the Belem Palace in Lisbon.

The President of Estonia is in Portugal between today and Wednesday, at the invitation of Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, for what the president called a “multifaceted program [which] will illustrate the importance of the bilateral relationship, as well as the potential still existent for its deepening “.

“We have very interested companies” in Portugal and in creating partnerships, stressed Kersti Kaljulaid, praising the way Portugal has overcome the economic crisis of recent years.

The Estonian head of state also invited the Portuguese President to visit his country, ensuring that “more visits will be very welcome“, extending the informal invitation to all Portuguese.

The Estonian President was received this morning by Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa with military honours, in Praça do Império, in Lisbon, and went to a luncheon hosted by the Prime Minister, António Costa.

Kersti Kaljulaid will also be received in Parliament by the President of the Assembly of the Republic, Eduardo Ferro Rodrigues, then visiting, on an electric tour, “some of the most emblematic districts and streets of Lisbon“.

She will also be received by the Minister of the Presidency and Administrative Modernization “on digital solutions applicable to governance” before attending a dinner at the Ajuda Palace, offered by Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa.

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