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.
During his appearance at the international security forum GLOBSEC 2018, in Bratislava, Minister of Defence Jüri Luik stated that NATO is capable of providing effective deterrence on the Alliance’s eastern wing. According to the Minister of Defence, this is possible only through close cooperation between Europe and the United States.
Minister of Defence Jüri Luik presented a gift and letter of thanks to the members of Naiskodukaitse who created the mobile app Ole Valmis (Be Ready), which helps people be better prepared in the event of accidents and during crisis situations.