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25.10.2006|Ministry of Defence

Mr. Ligi, Minister of Defence, to participate in the informal meeting of EU Defence Ministers in Finland.

EU Defence Ministers met in Finland as part of a two-day informal meeting with the situations in Bosnia, Sudan/Darfur, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo being the topics of today’s discussion.The EU military operation in Bosnia and Herzegovina (EUFOR-Althea) received special attention. Since...
25.10.2006|Ministry of Defence

Unofficial meeting of NATO Defence Ministers concludes in Slovenia

The two-day unofficial meeting of NATO Defence Ministers in Portoroz, Slovenia, concluded today with the Riga Summit and the future of Kosovo issues being thoroughly discussed.The different aspects of NATO’s Strategic Airlift Capability were positively acknowledged, with special attention paid to...
25.10.2006|Ministry of Defence

Unofficial meetings of NATO Defence Ministers in Slovenia

The current situation in Afghanistan was one of the topics discussed at the two-day unofficial meeting of NATO Defence Ministers in Portoroz, Slovenia.Mr. Ligi, Minister of Defence, has responded to the plea from Afghanistan to all nations to contribute additional resources for armament assistance...
25.10.2006|Ministry of Defence

Estonia procures three mine hunters from the United Kingdom

Last night, at a special ceremony aboard the flagship of Admiral H. Nelson, HMS “Victory” at the Royal Naval Base Portsmouth in England, on behalf of the Estonian Government, our Minister of Defence, Mr. Jürgen Ligi, and the British Minister for Defence PThree former Royal Navy “Sandown” class...
25.10.2006|Ministry of Defence

Press Release No 69 Estonian Minister of Defence to attend meeting with Baltic colleagues in Jurmala

Estonian Defense Minister Jurgen Ligi will attend a two-day meeting with other Baltic Defense Ministers in Jurmala, Latvia, today. The traditional trilateral meeting will focus  on the Baltic co-operation and its future.The meeting will also discuss topics connected with the the Riga Summit;...
25.10.2006|Ministry of Defence

Estonian Minister of Defence Mr Jürgen Ligi Remarks at the Victory Day Memorial Ceremony 22 June 2006

Excellencies,Officers and soldiers,Dear guests!Today we are celebrating Estonian Victory Day for the 73rd time. Võidupüha is Estonia’s second most important celebration after the Independence Day. A victorious war, which brings along freedom, is the cornerstone of most countries’ identity. The War...
17.10.2006|Ministry of Defence

The Minister of Defence begins visit to Afghanistan

For the next two days, the Minister of Defence, Mr. Ligi, will visit Afghanistan where he plans to meet with Estonian units serving in Afghanistan, the Afghan Defence Minister Mr. Abdul Rahim Wardak, the Commander of ISAF (International Security AssistancEstonia has been participating in the ISAF...
10.10.2006|Ministry of Defence

Press Release no 14 Jürgen Ligi to Condemn the Use of Swastika

“It does not make any difference whether one rotates the swastika or the sickle and hammer one or other way, both stay symbols of criminal ideologies and regimes,” the Minister of Defence said today. “People perceive these symbols today and in our culturaLigi is waiting for the detailed explanation...
10.10.2006|Ministry of Defence

Press Release No 4 Estonian and Finland Declared Fruitful Cooperation

Estonia's Defense Minister Jurgen Ligi and his Finnish counterpart, Seppo Kaariainen, declared at a meeting in Helsinki today that the two countries' cooperation in defence continues in harmony and in a spirit of mutual understanding and support. Ligi congratulated Finland on the upcoming...
10.10.2006|Ministry of Defence

Press Release No 3 Estonian Minister of Defece to Visit Finland

Estonian Defence Minister Jurgen Ligi will this evening leave for Finland to meet with his colleague Seppo Kaariainen.  This is primarily a getting-acquainted visit in the course of which the Finnish side will introduce its plans for the upcoming European Union presidency. In addition the ministers...

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