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Estonia's Minister of Defence spoke to United States Senators about the new coalition government's security policy
Minister of Defence Hannes Hanso spoke, in Canada, to the delegation from the United States Senate about the security situation in Europe and discussed security related cooperation between the United States and Estonia.
“John McCain, Chairman of the United States Senate Committee on Armed Services, had many questions for us about the course of foreign and security policy of our new coalition government,” said Minister of Defence Hanso. “I confirmed once again to the senators that for the new coalition government transatlantic communication is of key importance and there will be no changes in security policy. Quite the opposite, the new coalition government will be implementing a defence investment programme, with the objective of arming and supplying the Estonian Defence Forces at a faster rate and with even newer weapons.”
Eight United States senators and congressmen participated in the meeting with the Estonian Minister of Defence.
“I believe that the meetings over the course of a few days with 11 members of the United States Senate speak for themselves,” declared Minister Hanso. “Estonia and the United States share a common interest by continuing with reciprocal activities and strong cooperation.”
Minister of Defence Hanso is participating in the influential Halifax International Security Forum, in Canada. Last night, Minister of Defence Hannes Hanso spoke at the late night panel about the Putin regime and Russia.
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.