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Influential U.S. senators to visit Estonia next week

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A U.S. congressional delegation led by Senator John McCain, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, is to visit Estonia next week.

U.S. Republican Senators John McCain and Lindsay Graham and Democratic Senator Amy Klobuchar are to arrive in Estonia on a two-day visit on Tuesday, the U.S. embassy in Estonia said.

The senators are to meet with President Kersti Kaljulaid and Prime Minister Juri Ratas to discuss regional security and NATO's plans in Estonia.

Commander of the Estonian defense forces Lt. Gen. Riho Terras is to award McCain the Cross of Merit of the Estonian defense forces for his significant contribution in strengthening the defense and security of Estonia.

This visit is part of a larger regional trip, which will also include stops in Latvia, Lithuania, Ukraine, Georgia, and Montenegro.

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