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Minister of Defence Kalle Laanet
16.04.2021|Ministry of Defence

Ministers of Defence of Estonia and the United Kingdom discussed withdrawal from Afghanistan

During the video meeting held on 15th of April, the Minister of Defence of Estonia and the Secretary of State for Defence of United Kingdom discussed issues related to the withdrawal of Allied forces from Afghanistan, defence co-operation, and the situation along Ukraine’s borders. ‘For Estonia,...
Estonia hosts NATO Cyber Defence Pledge conference.
15.04.2021|Ministry of Defence

Estonia hosts NATO Cyber Defence Pledge conference

Today, Estonia hosted the third annual NATO Cyber Defence Pledge Conference 2021: Entering to a New Decade, which focused on strategic, political, and practical implications of ensuring a cyber-enabled Alliance. “Since we have adopted the Cyber Defence Pledge in 2016, we have come a long way...
Kalle Laanet
15.04.2021|Ministry of Defence

NATO Cyber ​​Pledge 2021: speech by Kalle Laanet, Minister of Defence

Deputy Secretary General, Prime Minister, Excellences, It is my pleasure to welcome you to the third NATO Cyber Defence Pledge conference. The last year has been remarkable in many ways. It has been more demanding than usual. It has made us adapt to the new circumstances. We have changed our way...
Estonia to host NATO Cyber Pledge conference.
12.04.2021|Ministry of Defence

Estonia to host NATO Cyber Pledge conference

This week, Estonia will host the third annual NATO Cyber Defence Pledge Conference 2021: Entering to a New Decade. NATO Deputy Secretary General, Mircea Geoană and Prime Minister of Estonia, Kaja Kallas are scheduled to address the virtual conference hosted from Tallinn, Estonia which will focus on...
Minister of Defence forms Advisory Council.
06.04.2021|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence forms Advisory Council

Minister of Defence of Estonia, Kalle Laanet has signed a directive establishing an Advisory Council to advise him on matters of national defence during his term of office. The Chairman of the Advisory Council is Taavi Rõivas (former Prime Minister), members include Merle Maigre, Riho Terras,...
Minister of Defence Laanet: U.S. Special Forces Command Element strengthens security of entire Baltic region
30.03.2021|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence Laanet: U.S. Special Forces Command Element strengthens security of entire Baltic region

Tuesday, Minister of Defence of Estonia, Kalle Laanet visited the Special Operations Command of Estonian Defence Forces and received an overview of Estonia’s Special Operations capabilities, co-operation with the Allies and partners, and the participation of Task Force Takuba, in Operation Barkhane...
Minister of Defence names Kusti Salm as the new candidate for Permanent Secretary
26.03.2021|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence names Kusti Salm as the new candidate for Permanent Secretary

Minister of Defence, Kalle Laanet, decided to submit Kusti Salm, the current Director General of the Estonian Centre of Defence Investment (ECDI), to the government as the new candidate for Permanent Secretary. According to the Minister of Defence, Kalle Laanet, Kusti Salm has thorough experience...
Laanet: women, you are welcome to the Estonian Defence Forces!
23.03.2021|Ministry of Defence

Laanet: women, you are welcome to the Estonian Defence Forces!

Today saw the start of the campaign for women, “Women into Uniform!”, that introduces career opportunities in the Estonian Defence Forces and busts myths related to conscript service. The Minister of Defence, Kalle Laanet, says that women have the opportunity to complete the conscript service...
Laanet: despite the crisis, determination must be maintained in the development of national defence
23.03.2021|Ministry of Defence

Laanet: despite the crisis, determination must be maintained in the development of national defence

Today, the Riigikogu held a discussion on the important national issue “Sustainable Development of National Military Defence” initiated by the National Defence Committee, where the Minister of Defence, Kalle Laanet, and the Commander-in-Chief of the Defence Forces, Lieutenant General Martin Herem,...
Hakk puts young people interested in national defence to the test
21.03.2021|Ministry of Defence

Hakk puts young people interested in national defence to the test

Starting tomorrow, 22 March, all Estonian schoolchildren will be able to register for the first nationwide national defence studies competition Hakk. According to the Defence Minister of Ministry of Defence of Estonian Republic Kalle Laanet,  the aim of the competition organised by the...

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