The third round of border consultations between Estonia and Russia takes place in Moscow on Wednesday, LETA/Postimees writes.
The Estonian delegation at the talks is headed by Ambassador Jüri Luik and foreign ministry deputy chancellor Lauri Bambus. Estonia and Russia re-launched border agreement consultations in October last year.
Estonian and Russian foreign ministers signed the border agreement between Estonia and Russia in May 2005. The Riigikogu ratified the agreement that summer but added a preamble that states that the new border agreement changes partly the state border line determined with the Tartu Peace Treaty of 1920 but won't affect the rest of the matters regulated by the treaty.
Less than a month later Russia announced that it will withdraw its signature from the border agreement claiming that the preamble that Estonia added enables to present territorial claims against Russia. Estonia has repeatedly said that it doesn't have any territorial claims against Russia.