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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 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 of...
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....
Minister of Defence Jüri Luik and Dmytro Razumkov, Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, confirmed the continuation of strong defence cooperation
27.02.2020|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence Jüri Luik and Dmytro Razumkov, Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, confirmed the continuation of strong defence cooperation

Minister of Defence Jüri Luik met with Dmytro Razumkov, Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, in Tallinn in order to confirm the continuation of cooperation to strengthen Ukraine's defence capabilities and implement security sector reforms. Estonia will continue to support Ukraine’s Euro-...
Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Defence Kristjan Prikk met with Gudlaugur Thor Thordarson, Minister for Foreign Affairs for Iceland
26.02.2020|Ministry of Defence

Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Defence Kristjan Prikk met with Gudlaugur Thor Thordarson, Minister for Foreign Affairs for Iceland

Today, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Defence Kristjan Prikk met with Gudlaugur Thor Thordarson, Minister for Foreign Affairs for Iceland. The main topics of discussion at the meeting concerned the security situation in Europe and especially the Antarctic, bilateral defence cooperation work...
Survey: Estonia’s security is ensured by NATO membership and its defensive will
21.02.2020|Ministry of Defence

Survey: Estonia’s security is ensured by NATO membership and its defensive will

The results of the recent public opinion survey on Estonia’s defence were introduced at the Estonian Ministry of Defence. Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Defence Kristjan Prikk noted that the main security guarantees for Estonia are considered to be membership in NATO, at 53%, the defensive...
Estonian Minister of Defence Luik approves new Development Plan
19.02.2020|Ministry of Defence

Estonian Minister of Defence Luik approves new Development Plan

Minister of Defence Jüri Luik has approved the new Ministry of Defence Development Plan for 2021–2024, which will significantly increase investments in the development of situational awareness, communication capabilities and units. According to Minister of Defence Jüri Luik, the Development Plan...
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...

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