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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.