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Commander of US Special Operations Forces met with Minister of Defence Laanet
29.06.2021|Ministry of Defence

Commander of US Special Operations Forces met with Minister of Defence Laanet

Minister of Defence Kalle Laanet met with General Richard D. Clarke, Commander of U.S. Special Operations Command. At the meeting, Minister Laanet thanked General Clarke for the excellent co-operation between United States and Estonian special operations forces and discussed further actions to...
The Ministry of Defence and the Centre for Defence Investment were awarded the Green Office label
29.06.2021|Ministry of Defence

The Ministry of Defence and the Centre for Defence Investment were awarded the Green Office label

Buildings belonging to the Ministry of Defence and the Centre for Defence Investment received a European Green Office certificate from the Estonian Association for Environmental Management. According to Kusti Salmi, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Defence, the label entails the obligation...
Minister of Defence presented medals to French soldiers serving in Tapa
18.06.2021|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence presented medals to French soldiers serving in Tapa

At a solemn ceremony, Minister of Defence Kalle Laanet presented medals to the French contingent serving in Tapa, and thanked the soldiers for ensuring Estonia’s security. In his speech, Minister of Defence Laanet noted that the reason why French, British and Danish soldiers are serving in...
Estonian peacekeepers in Lebanon
18.06.2021|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence Laanet to the Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations: Estonia actively contributes to international security

In a video call last night, Minister of Defence Kalle Laanet and Jean-Pierre Lacroix, UN Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations, discussed ways to further increase Estonia’s contribution within the UN. Estonia’s presidency of the UN Security Council and co-operation in international...
Minister of Defence presented medals to Estonian soldiers in thanks for their service in Afghanistan
17.06.2021|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence presented medals to Estonian soldiers in thanks for their service in Afghanistan

Minister of Defence Kalle Laanet presented medals to Estonian servicemen who had served with the unit ESTPLA 33, as part of Operation Resolute Support, in Afghanistan. According to Minister of Defence Kalle Laanet, service in Kabul by combatants from the ESTPLA-33 unit was exemplary. “You...
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,...

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