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Foreign Minister Meets with Representatives from American Jewish Committee

26.09.2007

On Tuesday, 25. September, Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet met with representatives from the American Jewish Committee (AJC) in New York.

At the meeting, it was recognized that Estonian foreign ministers have developed a steady tradition of meeting with representatives from Jewish organizations while attending the UN's General Assembly.

The AJC representatives expressed their happiness over the synagogue that was inaugurated in Tallinn in the spring of this year. The opening of the synagogue, which is built after original designs by Estonian architects, was attended by current Israeli President Shimon Peres.

Foreign Minister Paet said that Estonia's relations with Israel have become stronger recently, and he hopes that sending an Estonian diplomat to Tel Aviv in August of this year is a step towards further bolstering relations.

At the meeting, both sides also exchanged thoughts about current international events.


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