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Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Defence of Estonia, Kristjan Prikk meeting with the President of the Republic of Mali, Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta to discuss the results of the Pau Summit. (Photo credit: Ministry of Armed Forces of France)
21.01.2020|Ministry of Defence

Estonian MoD PermSec in Mali: Contribution of international community remains key in fight against terrorism in Sahel region

Currently on a visit to Mali, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Defence of Estonia, Kristjan Prikk said that the contribution of the international community remains crucial in the fight against terrorism in the Sahel region. ‘Estonia is an active member of the international community and by...
With the marking of the 100th anniversary of the ceasefire, Estonia commemorated those who fell in the War of Independence
03.01.2020|Ministry of Defence

With the marking of the 100th anniversary of the ceasefire, Estonia commemorated those who fell in the War of Independence

Today, the 100th anniversary of the start of the ceasefire of the War of Independence was marked at the foot of the War of Independence Victory Column, commemorating those Estonians and foreigners who fought and gave their lives for Estonia’s freedom. In his speech, Minister of Defence Jüri Luik...
The Ministry Of Defence supported nine local governments with training areas.
27.12.2019|Ministry of Defence

The Ministry Of Defence supported nine local governments with training areas

Pursuant to the good intentions agreement, the Ministry of Defence paid nine local governments that are home to training areas – Anija, Kuusalu, Lääne-Harju, Narva-Jõesuu, Rõuge, Saarde, Saku, Tapa, and Võru – support of EUR 300,000. According to Minister of Defence Luik, the purpose of the...
U.S. defense budget to allocate 175 million to Baltic countries
23.12.2019|Ministry of Defence

U.S. defense budget to allocate 175 million to Baltic countries

The United States will allocate 125 million dollars to develop military cooperation between Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania next year. It will also create, for the first time in history, a separate 50 million dollar budget line to support the development of Baltic air defense. According to Estonian...
Jüri Luik
20.12.2019|Ministry of Defence

Holiday greetings from Minister of Defence of the Republic of Estonia Jüri Luik

I want to thank our Allies, whose presence in Estonia and in our region makes us all feel securer. The deployment exercises we have seen this year, and the ones coming up next year, strengthen the defence and deterrence of NATO’s eastern flank. One of the milestones from this year is also the...
Ministry of Defence recognised the authors of national defence research
19.12.2019|Ministry of Defence

Ministry of Defence recognised the authors of national defence research

This year, the Ministry of Defence is supporting research of topics that are important to Estonia's national defence by awarding grants in the amount of EUR 4250 to eight Master’s students studying at Estonia’s public universities. Grant applicants were able to choose from among five different...
Estonia, Finland and Latvia are planning the joint development of armoured vehicles.
18.12.2019|Ministry of Defence

Estonia, Finland and Latvia are planning the joint development of armoured vehicles

Estonian Minister of Defence Jüri Luik, Latvian Minster of Defence Artis Pabriks, and Permanent Secratary of the Ministry of Defence of Finland Jukka Juusti signed a letter of intent for research and technical development in the field of defence. Pursuant to the agreement, consultations will begin...
Baltic and Poland Defence Ministers meet in Tallinn.
17.12.2019|Ministry of Defence

Baltic and Poland Defence Ministers meet in Tallinn

Monday, Estonian Minister of Defence Jüri Luik, Latvian Minister of Defence Artis Pabriks, Lithuanian Minister of Defence Raimundas Karoblis and Polish Minister of Defence Mariusz Blaszczak met in Tallinn to discuss security and defence issues related to Baltic region. ‘I am pleased that our...
Jüri Luik and Mohammed Bin Ahmed Al Bawardi.
10.12.2019|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence Luik is on a visit to the United Arab Emirates

Minister of Defence Luik met yesterday with Mohammed Bin Ahmed Al Bawardi, Minister of State for Defence Affairs of the United Arab Emirates, in order to discuss security questions in the Middle East and the situation on the Strait of Hormuz. Luik also met with defence industry undertakings and...
Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Defence of Estonia Kristjan Prikk.
09.12.2019|Ministry of Defence

MoD´s Permanent Secretary stresses the importance of U.S. presence in Europe at Reagan Defence Forum

Over the weekend, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Defence of Estonia, Kristjan Prikk stressed the importance of U.S. presence in Europe with the U.S. policy makers and military leaders at the Reagan National Defence Forum, held in Simi Valley, California. At his meeting with John Rood,...

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