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Ministry of Defence undersecretary receives high decoration from Latvian colleagues
Sven Sakkov and Raimonds Vējonis
Today Latvian Minister of Defence Raimonds Vējonis bestowed the Medal of Honorary Recognition of the Latvian Minister of Defence on Estonian Ministry of Defence undersecretary for defence policy Sven Sakkov.
Sakkov received the medal, which is the highest one awarded by the Latvian Ministry of Defence, for his outstanding contribution to the development of the defence cooperation between Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.
“The undersecretaries for defence policy of all three countries’ defence ministries have worked together for years to strengthen security for all of us. Thanks to their activities, existing cooperation projects have been developed and possibilities for starting new projects have been sought. The cooperation between Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania is one of the cornerstones of our security,” said Vējonis.
The Medal of Honorary Recognition of the Minister of Defence is the highest decoration awarded by the Latvian Ministry of Defence, and it is awarded to recognize outstanding achievements in strengthening the national defence and security.
In his speech at the conclusion of the 39th Higher National Defence Course, Minister of Defence Jüri Luik emphasised that Estonia’s national defence model requires awareness by citizens and situational awareness by the state.