On Tuesday, 4 May, Foreign Ministry Secretary General Marten Kokk met with Chief Negotiator for Accession Negotiations with the European Union for Croatia Vladimir Drobnjak, who was in Estonia for a visit. The two discussed Croatia’s progress and the final efforts necessary in accession negotiations with the European Union. They also discussed bilateral relations.
While talking about Croatia’s European Union-related development, the secretary general emphasised that Estonia acknowledges Croatia for the progress it has made that has allowed the nation to enter the decisive phase of the negotiation process. “Croatia becoming a member of the European Union would be a positive sign to the entire Western Balkan region,” said Kokk, adding that Estonia also supports the accession of other Western Balkan states into the European Union.
The secretary general added that Estonia firmly supports the course of Croatia’s reforms. “We hope that in its negotiations with the EU, Croatia will soon be able to open the final chapters and complete the negotiations on the technical level this year,” noted Secretary General Kokk.
During his visit, the chief negotiator will meet with the Foreign Ministry’s Undersecretary for European Union affairs Kaja Tael, chairman of the Riigikogu foreign affairs commission Marko Mihkelson, Finance Ministry Deputy Secretary-General for State Fiscal Policy Ivar Sikk, and director of the Finance Ministry Structural and Foreign Assistance Department Ando Siitam.
Estonia Supports Rapid Accession of Western Balkans to European Union