TALLINN, March 17 (Xinhua) -- Luxembourgian Prime Minister Xavier Bettel arrived in Tallinn on a visit on Friday for discussions on bilateral ties, joint digital projects, as well as issues concerning Europe's security and unity.
While meeting with his Luxembourgian counterpart, Estonian Prime Minister Juri Ratas noted the two countries' shared positions on economic and IT-related issues, Estonian governmental representatives informed.
Since digital Europe is one of the priorities of Estonia's upcoming presidency of the EU, Estonia plans to highlight the topic in order to advance the bloc's digital dimension.
"In this respect, Estonia sees Luxembourg as a partner with a great potential," Ratas said, noting Estonian experts' readiness to share their e-services expertise with Luxembourg.
Ratas also mentioned a recently signed agreement with Luxembourg on the creation of a virtual data embassy as a great example of productive cooperation between the two countries.
"The data embassy will enable Estonia to store data and information systems needed for the state institutions' functioning abroad so that they stay under our control and within our jurisdiction," Ratas said, praising Luxembourg's role in this innovative project.
The talks between Ratas and Bettel also touched on the EU's future in relation to the upcoming events marking the 60th anniversary of the Treaties of Rome.
Ratas stressed the necessity to educate EU citizens about the bloc's functions, how it affect their lives and broadens their opportunities.