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the Secretary general of the NATO George Robertson will visit Estonia

the Secretary general of the NATO George Robertson within the limits of visitation of the countries - the future members of an alliance - on March, 24th will arrive W goodwill visit to Estonia.

as have informed " News " on Tuesday in the Ministry of Defence of Estonia, " it will be George Robertson`s so-called farewell visit ". It is supposed 2 that within the limits of this visit George Robertson will discuss the questions connected with a course of negotiations ABT the introduction of Tallinn in the NATO with a management of Estonia.

according to plan, these negotiations should come to the end by March, 2003. After their termination head the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Estonia should send the secretary general of the NATO the letter W readiness expression to support a policy of an alliance, and also to present the plan of reforms - continuation of the present plan of action on integration into the NATO W instructions of specific targets and terms of their execution.

Besides, following the results of party negotiations will prepare the report on joining which will be directed on ratification to parliaments of the countries of the NATO. Then Estonian parliament ratifies the Washington contract of the NATO. Only after that Estonia, and also other six countries which have RCVed in 2002 in Prague the invitation from an alliance, become full members of the NATO.

the management of Estonia assumes that Tallinn can be accepted in an alliance in the spring of 2004.