Strategy for Estonian Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid 2011-2015
The Strategy for Estonian Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid 2011-2015 creates a strategic platform for our development cooperation. The priority partner countries for Estonia are: Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Moldova, Georgia, Ukraine and Belorussia. We plan to include the CCI sector in the development of SMEs. In addition to Afghanistan we have set a goal for upcoming years to increase bilateral development cooperation capacity with some other least developed countries. There are already several civil society organizations in Estonia that hold long-term professional contacts with different countries in Africa. Estonia has cultural cooperation agreements with more than 40 countries. Three of the four Priority Partner Countries are involved in these activities: Georgia (cultural agreement is ratified 12.10.2004), Moldova (cultural agreement is ratified 03.04.1996 / 19.10.2011), Ukraine (cultural agreement is ratified 01.04.1996). Cultural agreements are also ratified with Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, India and Indonesia.