The European Union's neighborhood and enlargement issues will be a priority of Estonian foreign policy during the country's chairmanship in the European Union, a spokesman for the Estonian Foreign Minister told Interfax, referencing the opinion of Foreign Minister Sven Mikser.
"Eastern Partnership will be the cross-cutting priority of Estonia during its chairmanship in the Council of the European Union. We would like to engage six Eastern Partnership countries, namely Ukraine, Moldova, Belarus, Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan, in the negotiations," Mikser said at a meeting with EU Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini on Friday.
In addition, Mikser and Mogherini discussed unofficial meetings of EU foreign ministers in Tallinn, trans-Atlantic relations, and the renewed EU-Africa partnership.
Estonia will be in charge of the Council of the European Union in the period from July 1 till December 31.