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Minister of Defence Kalle Laanet met with Christian Cambon, Chairman of the Select Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Armed forces of the French Senate
15.06.2021|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence Kalle Laanet met with Christian Cambon, Chairman of the Select Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Armed forces of the French Senate

Minister of Defence Kalle Laanet met yesterday with Christian Cambon, Chairman of the French Senate’s Commission on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Armed Forces. At the meeting, defence-related co-operation between the two countries in French-led operations in Barkhane and Takuba, in the Sahel region...
Permanent Secretary Kusti Salm
10.06.2021|Ministry of Defence

The Defence Ministers of the Northern Group met

Yesterday’s video meeting of the Defence Ministers of the Northern Group covered the topics of regional security, digital projects for military mobility, 5G security, defence, and climate neutrality. The Estonian Ministry of Defence was represented at the meeting by Permanent Secretary Kusti Salm...
Ministry of Defence conducted defence readiness exercise in co-operation with National Defence Committee
09.06.2021|Ministry of Defence

Ministry of Defence conducted defence readiness exercise in co-operation with National Defence Committee

Yesterday, a training exercise was held at the Ministry of Defence, during which the decision-making processes related to the establishment of enhanced defence readiness were practiced in cooperation with the National Defence Committee of the Estonian Parliamen, Riigikogu. The Ministry of Defence...
Photo: NATO CCDCOE
05.06.2021|Ministry of Defence

Estonia expresses its political support to Ukraine and opens its doors for joining the NATO CCDCOE

This week, the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCDCOE) held its 28th Steering Committee meeting. During the meeting, Estonia expressed its political support to Ukraine and to its joining of the CCDCOE. The support by the Government of Estonia is part of a wider political...
Laanet: NATO must focus on ensuring collective defence. Photo: NATO
02.06.2021|Ministry of Defence

Laanet: NATO must focus on ensuring collective defence

Minister of Defence Kalle Laanet participated last night, via video bridge, in the meeting of NATO Ministers of Defence, where the focus was on preparations for the NATO Summit, set to be held in Brussels, in June. In addition, developments related to the security environment were discussed,...
Laanet had a phone call with the Minister of Defence of Ukraine: Ukraine’s security is Europe’s security
02.06.2021|Ministry of Defence

Laanet had a phone call with the Minister of Defence of Ukraine: Ukraine’s security is Europe’s security

Yesterday, Minister of Defence Kalle Laanet had a phone call with Minister of Defence of Ukraine Andrii Taran to discuss the tense situation in the eastern part of Ukraine, Crimea, and the opportunities that Estonia and Western countries in general can provide for Ukraine. “Estonia has always...
Minister of Defence Laanet visited exercise Spring Storm. Photo: Estonian Defence Forces
27.05.2021|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence Laanet visited exercise Spring Storm

Minister of Defence Kalle Laanet met with Estonian servicemen and Allied soldiers participating in the Spring Storm training exercise at the Central Training Area to obtain an overview of this year’s readiness test for conscripts, i.e. Spring Storm. Minister of Defence Laanet noted that despite...
The Baltic States are jointly setting new goals for the development of military capabilities
24.05.2021|Ministry of Defence

The Baltic States are jointly setting new goals for the development of military capabilities

“We thoroughly discussed the expectations for the forthcoming NATO summit with our Baltic colleagues. We believe that NATO needs to send a clear and strong message about the Russian threat and make collective defence the most important task of the Alliance in the next decade,” said Minister of...
Kalle Laanet recognized the Ambassador of the United Kingdom to Estonia with the Cross of Merit of the Ministry of Defence, Second Class
17.05.2021|Ministry of Defence

Kalle Laanet recognized the Ambassador of the United Kingdom to Estonia with the Cross of Merit of the Ministry of Defence, Second Class

Theresa Bubbear, the Ambassador of the United Kingdom to Estonia, who completed her term in Estonia, received the Cross of Merit of the Ministry of Defence, Second Class, from Minister Kalle Laanet on Friday. Ambassador Bubbear was recognised for her significant contribution to the development of...
 Magnus-Valdemar Saar to serve as Director of the Centre for Defence Investment
17.05.2021|Ministry of Defence

Magnus-Valdemar Saar to serve as Director of the Centre for Defence Investment

Minister of Defence Kalle Laanet appointed Magnus-Valdemar Saar as the next Director of the Centre for Defence Investment (ECDI). Saar will take office on 17 May, when the two-year term of the director Kusti Salm ends. Salm will continues as the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Defence....

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