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Estonian President Kaljulaid visits Frontex after meeting Tsipras, Amna, Greece

18.05.2018

President of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid visited the operational offices of Frontex on Friday as part of her official visit to Greece. During her arrival, Kaljulaid told Athens Macedonian News Agency that she is visiting Frontex as Estonia has contributed considerably to boost its technical capabilities.

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"We believe that Frontex is a very important tool to secure the protection of the borders and to prevent people from drowning while trying to make their way into the country," she said.

"We may be geographically at a distance from the refugee crisis, however, that does not mean that it does not interest us. We are very interested and want to see what else can be taken care of better," she added

Earlier, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras praised Estonia as an example for the whole of Europe for the manner in which it has exploited digital technology, in a tweet after his meeting on Friday with Kaljulaid at the Maximos mansion.

In a post on his @PrimeministerGR Twitter account, the Greek prime minister commented: "Estonia is a country that has made notable use of digital technology to develop its economy and is today an example for all of Europe."

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