Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet on Friday said Russia assured him it had no objections to signing the long-discussed border treaty between the two nations.
The Estonian Public Broadcasting (ERR) reported Paet received the confirmation from his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in a telephone conversation on Thursday. The time of signing remains to be decided for which Lavrov is invited, said the Estonian foreign minister.
An earlier report quoted Estonia's University of Tartu political scientist Karmo Tuur as saying the treaty remained unsigned in 2013 because Russia's focus was on Syria and Ukraine.
Estonia and Russia were on the verge of signing a border treaty in 2005, but Russia withdrew its approval at the last minute. Talks on the treaty reopened after October 2012, said the ERR.