Prime Minister congratulates Estonia’s Prime Minister on 100th anniversary

Prime Minister Stefan Löfven received Estonia’s Prime Minister Jüri Ratas for a breakfast meeting at Sager House on Sunday 18 February.

Estonia’s Prime Minister Jüri Ratas and Prime Minister Stefan Löfven at Sager House.
Estonia’s Prime Minister Jüri Ratas visited Prime Minister Stefan Löfven at Sager House on Sunday 18 February. Photo: Ninni Andersson/Government Offices

Mr Löfven opened the meeting by congratulating Estonia, which celebrates 100 years as an independent state on 24 February. Both prime ministers noted that 100 years of good bilateral relations have benefited both Estonia and Sweden. Cooperation can be deepened in several areas, including digital transformation and cyber security.

Mr Löfven and Mr Ratas devoted much of their time to talking about regional cooperation and security issues. Sweden chairs five different regional cooperation organisations and is working to find synergies between them. This benefits cooperation and security in our region. Security in the Baltic Sea region and cyber security efforts are important to Sweden and Estonia.

Mr Löfven and Mr Ratas also discussed the EU, focusing mainly on the EU's next financial framework, Brexit, digital issues, migration and work on issues concerning the future of the EU.