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Estonia to contribute troops to EU´s new IRINI mission.
03.04.2020|Ministry of Defence

Estonia to contribute troops to EU´s new IRINI mission

Thursday, Estonian Government approved participation of the Estonian Defence Forces in EUNAVFOR MED/IRINI, the European Union’s latest military operation, which started this week and serves as the continuation of the now concluded Mediterranean mission SOPHIA. ‘Although this is a European Union...
Additional Special Forces to be deployed to Mali under French command.
30.03.2020|Ministry of Defence

Additional Special Forces to be deployed to Mali under French command

Last Friday, representatives from the ministries of defence of Estonia, Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, Portugal and France announced, in a conference call led by French Minister of the Armed Forces Florence Parly, their readiness to send Special Forces units to Mali this summer. Sweden and...
Minister of Defence Luik participates in memorial service commemorating Soviet Deportations.
25.03.2020|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence Luik participates in memorial service commemorating Soviet Deportations

Wednesday, Minister of Defence Jüri Luik participated in the memorial ceremony at the Maarjamäe Memorial, in commemoration of the March Soviet Deportations, and laid a wreath at the Monument of the Estonian Officers. Minister of Defence Luik noted that we must also remember the most painful...
Defence Minister Luik meets Estonian contingent in Mali.
11.03.2020|Ministry of Defence

Defence Minister Luik meets Estonian contingent in Mali

This week, Minister of Defence Jüri Luik met the Estonian contingent serving as part of the French-led military operation Barkhane in Gao, Mali to learn about their service and to thank them for ensuring the security of the region. ‘We must realise that cooperation between Allies can be efficient...
Luik discussed the situation in North Africa with the President of Mali and the leaders of military missions.
10.03.2020|Ministry of Defence

Luik discussed the situation in North Africa with the President of Mali and the leaders of military missions

Minister of Defence Jüri Luik met yesterday, in Bamako, with the President of the Republic of Mali, Ibrahim Boubakar Keita, and the leadership of the UN peacekeeping mission MINUSMA, European Union Training Mission EUTM Mali, and the French-led operation Barkhane, in order to discuss the security...
EU Ministers of Defence met in Zagreb.
06.03.2020|Ministry of Defence

Luik: The European Union must support military mobility

The European Union must support the development of military mobility, thereby enhancing the capabilities of both European countries and strategic partners to quickly and seamlessly deploy their forces. ‘This spring, the United States will be organising the large-scale exercise Defender 2020,...
Permanent Secretary Kristjan Prikk presented service medals to allied soldiers from the United Kingdom.
05.03.2020|Ministry of Defence

Permanent Secretary Kristjan Prikk presented service medals to allied soldiers from the United Kingdom

At the medal ceremony, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Defence Kristjan Prikk thanked the allied soldiers from the British contingent serving in Estonia, who arrived at Tapa last fall within the framework of Exercise Tractable. Permanent Secretary Prikk thanked the soldiers for their...
Jüri Luik met with United States Secretary of Defence Mark Esper
04.03.2020|Ministry of Defence

Jüri Luik met with United States Secretary of Defence Mark Esper

Jüri Luik met yesterday, in Washington, D.C. with United States Secretary of Defence Mark Esper. The Ministers discussed the security of the Baltic region, the US-led training exercise Defender-Europe 2020, set to take place this spring, the importance of Headquarters Multinational Division North,...
Estonia and Finland intensifying defence cooperation in the fields of capability development and procurements
04.03.2020|Ministry of Defence

Estonia and Finland intensifying defence cooperation in the fields of capability development and procurements

Permanent Under Secretary of the Ministry of Defence Kristjan Prikk met in Tallinn and at Ämari with Jukka Juusti, his Finnish counterpart, to discuss the deepening of defence cooperation between the two countries in the fields of procurement and training, as well improving the general exchanging...
Minister of Defence Luik to visit the United States
03.03.2020|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence Luik to visit the United States

Today, Minister of Defence Jüri Luik will be meeting with United States Secretary of Defense Mark Esper. Meetings were held yesterday with the Secretary of the Army and the Secretary of the Air Force, and the Minister spoke at a Russia-themed discussion at the Brookings Institution think tank....

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