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Jüri Luik and Mohammed Bin Ahmed Al Bawardi.
10.12.2019|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence Luik is on a visit to the United Arab Emirates

Minister of Defence Luik met yesterday with Mohammed Bin Ahmed Al Bawardi, Minister of State for Defence Affairs of the United Arab Emirates, in order to discuss security questions in the Middle East and the situation on the Strait of Hormuz. Luik also met with defence industry undertakings and...
Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Defence of Estonia Kristjan Prikk.
09.12.2019|Ministry of Defence

MoD´s Permanent Secretary stresses the importance of U.S. presence in Europe at Reagan Defence Forum

Over the weekend, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Defence of Estonia, Kristjan Prikk stressed the importance of U.S. presence in Europe with the U.S. policy makers and military leaders at the Reagan National Defence Forum, held in Simi Valley, California. At his meeting with John Rood,...
Minister of Defence thanked outstanding contributors to national defence
27.11.2019|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence thanked outstanding contributors to national defence

Today, at the ceremony dedicated to the anniversary of the start of the War of Independence, held in the Glass Hall, at the Song Festival Grounds, Minister of Defence Jüri Luik presented decorations to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to national defence. In his speech, Minister...
Minister of Defence thanked outstanding contributors to the field of defence
27.11.2019|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence thanked outstanding contributors to the field of defence

Minister of Defence Jüri Luik is honouring contributors to and developers of the field of defence, for their outstanding work in contributing to the national defence of Estonia, with Crosses of Merit of the Ministry of Defence, badges, letters of appreciation and valuable gifts. Today, the...
Minister of Defence of Estonia Jüri Luik.
26.11.2019|Ministry of Defence

Statement of the Minister of Defence on the death of French soldiers in Mali

The loss of France is also a loss for Estonia. It was with great sadness I received the news that one of our closest Allies, France, has lost 13 soldiers in a helicopter accident in Mali yesterday. I extend my deepest condolences to the relatives of the French soldiers, who lost their lives. I wish...
Jüri Luik
19.11.2019|Ministry of Defence

Statement of Minister of Defence of Estonia

The statement of the Minister of Defence of Estonia regarding comments made by Minister of Interior of Estonia to Iltalehti. The Estonian Government has not discussed any plan B as referred by the Minister of Interior. Such talks are absurd and only undermine the unity of NATO and our deterrence...
Margus Matt named Undersecretary for Legal and Administrative Affairs of the Ministry of Defence
14.11.2019|Ministry of Defence

Margus Matt named Undersecretary for Legal and Administrative Affairs of the Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence Jüri Luik confirmed Margus Matt, the current Head of the Legal Department at the Government Office, as the Undersecretary for Legal and Administrative Affairs of the Ministry of Defence. According to Minister of Defence Luik, Margus Matt possesses the required work...
Estonia will also be deploying special operations forces to Mali, in total 95 Estonian troops participating in Operation Barkhane.
06.11.2019|Ministry of Defence

Estonia to participate with up to 160 troops in international operations next year

Riigikogu, the Parliament of Estonia, today approved mandates submitted by the Ministry of Defence, which will allow Estonia to contribute up to 160 troops to international military operations and 234 service members to readiness units next year. Estonia is increasing its participation in the...
Minister of Defence Jüri Luik met with the French Minister of the Armed Forces Florence Parly
30.10.2019|Ministry of Defence

Luik and Parly discuss enhancing defence cooperation

Tuesday, minister of Defence Jüri Luik met with the French Minister of the Armed Forces Florence Parly, to discuss questions related to NATO enhanced Forward Presence, Baltic Air Policing, cyber defence and joint military operations. ‘For Estonia it´s important that the French contribution to the...
On the sidelines, the Defence Ministers of Estonia, Lithuania, and Latvia signed a renewed agreement on the joint air surveillance network and control system BALTNET.
25.10.2019|Ministry of Defence

Luik discusses situation in Syria with NATO Defence Ministers

Minister of Defence Jüri Luik discussed the latest developments in Syria, the steps taken by Turkey in the region, and issues related to NATO´s operations and force generation at the two-day meeting of NATO Ministers of Defence, which began Thursday. ‘Turkey is an important Ally to NATO, and has...

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