Minister of Defence Sven Mikser, Maj. Gen. Randy Kee, and the US Ambassador to Estonia Jeffrey D. Levine
Minister of Defence Mr. Sven Mikser awarded the Director of Strategy, Policy Partnering and Capabilities (J5/8) of U.S. European Command Maj. Gen. Randy Kee with the First Class of the Cross of Merit of the Estonian Ministry of Defence.
The award was presented for the excellent contribution to the development of bilateral defence co-operation between the United States of America and Estonia. Maj. Gen. Kee has initiated and developed defence initiatives which have significantly strengthen the assurance and deterrence measures in the region.
Minister of Defence Jüri Luik participated in the meeting of European ministers of defence and foreign affairs, in Luxembourg, where he signed a letter of intent for the European Intervention Initiative proposed by France.
The International Centre for Defence and Security presented the Ministry of Defence with the findings of a study on the possibilities for strengthening the air defence capabilities of the Baltic Republics.