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Kristjan Prikk Undersecretary for Defence Policy
Minister of Defence Jüri Luik appointed Kristjan Prikk as the Undersecretary for Defence Policy.
Prikk most recently served as the Director of National Security and Defence Coordination Unit at the Government Office of Estonia. Prikk has also worked in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and has led international cooperation in the Ministry of Defence.
He is a graduate of Political Science from the University of Tartu and holds a Master's degree in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College.
Kristjan Prikk has completed conscript service, is a reserve officer and member of the Defence League.
Prikk will begin work at the Ministry of Defence starting from July.
The Undersecretary for Defence Policy heads international activity in the Ministry of Defence and develops collective defence policy. In this capacity he heads the work of the Policy Planning Department, the International Co-operation Department, and NATO and the European Union Department.
The Undersecretary will guide the Ministry of Defence during the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the European Union.
The horizon for Estonia’s national defence planning is very long-term; more precisely, we are planning our activities for the next decade. At the same time, we are, of course, taking into consideration new information received, including everything we learned from Zapad, the large-scale Russian military exercise held last year.
Minister of Defence Jüri Luik met today with the Swedish Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist, and General Micael Byden, Supreme Commander of the Swedish Armed Forces. The defence ministers discussed the security situation that has developed in the Baltic Sea region, the start of the Zapad training exercise, and the topic of Aurora.