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23.05.2017|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence: Estonia is making a significant contribution to the fight against Islamic State in Iraq

According to Minister of Defence Margus Tsahkna, Estonian servicemen serving in Iraq are prized as instructors, making a significant contribution in the fight against Islamic State and thereby ensuring the security of Estonia. The dedication and creativity of Estonian servicemen has been...
23.05.2017|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence arrived on visit to Iraq

Today, Minister of Defence Tsahkna began his visit to Iraq, during the course of which he will be meeting with Estonian servicemen participating in Operation Inherent Resolve, the anti-ISIL operation, and thanking them for their service, which also ensures Estonia's security. Estonia will be...
23.05.2017|Ministry of Defence

Vseviov discussed Baltic Sea security in Denmark

Today, in Copenhagen, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Defence Jonatan Vseviov discussed strengthening Baltic Sea security with the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Defence of Denmark. During their meeting, Vseviov and Thomas Ahrenkiel focused on the arrival of the Danish...
15.05.2017|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence Tsahkna to U.S. General: The presence of the U.S. Army in our region remains important

Minister of Defence Margus Tshakna met on Friday with the Commander U.S. Army Europe, Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, who is on a visit to Estonia. “Since 2014, thousands of U.S. soldiers have participated in training in Estonia under the command of Lieutenant General Hodges. During that time, units from...
15.05.2017|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence Tsahkna met with the Deputy Secretary General of NATO

The presence of the Allied unit in Estonia – only ten months after the decision was made at the NATO Warsaw Summit – shows the rapid ability of the Alliance to react to a changed security situation, said Minister of Defence Tsahkna, who me with NATO Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller on...
15.05.2017|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence Tsahkna: Estonia will actively develop European defence cooperation during Presidency

Estonia is planning on being an active partner in order to further promote European defence cooperation during its Presidency of the European Council, said Minister of Defence Margus Tsahkna who met with Federica Mogherini, European Union High Representative of the European Union for Foreign...
12.05.2017|Ministry of Defence

Tsahkna: noorte meeste kehv tervis on müüt, mis tuleb purustada

Tsahkna: the poor health of young men is a myth that must be shattered At the cabinet session, the Government of the Republic approved the proposals submitted by Minister of Defence Margus Tshakna regarding reforms to the system for calling up conscripts to service, the purpose of which is to...
11.05.2017|Ministry of Defence

Riigikogu to begin discussion of DCA with the US

Today, the first reading of the ratification of the defence cooperation agreement signed between Estonia and the United States of America will take place in the Riigikogu. The Defence Cooperation Agreement (DCA) will regulate the status of U.S. Armed Forces, their dependants, and contractors...
11.05.2017|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence Tsahkna: Spring Storm is Estonia’s national defence success story

Minister of Defence Margus Tsahkna emphasised the importance of the exercise on the development of Estonia’s independent defence capability as well as the promotion of practical international defence cooperation, on Tuesday, while familiarising himself with the initial phase of the Defence Forces...
11.05.2017|Ministry of Defence

DefMin Tsahkna to SecDef Mattis: work on improving the Baltic states defence will continue

Today the U.S. Secretary of Defence James Mattis met with the Baltic states Defence Ministers in Vilnius. The Ministers discussed the Baltic states defence cooperation with the U.S. and NATO‘s activities in ensuring defence in the region. “Estonia and the other Baltic states can always rely...

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