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Senator Shaheen: Estonia is a reliable ally and trailblazer in the field of cyber security
At her meeting with the Minister of Defence, United States Senator Jeanne Shaheen, who is on a visit to Estonia, said that Estonia is a reliable ally for the United States and a trailblazer in the field of e-government and cyber security.
“When it comes to the security of Europe and the United States, the Internet has become a battlefield of strategic importance. Estonia has made outstanding progress in developing a free and secure Internet,” said Senator Shaheen. “I have held a number of discussions today on how we could strengthen the cooperation between our two countries in this area.”
Minister of Defence Hannes Hanso thanked Senator Jeanne Shaheen for the long-term political support of Estonia by the United States Congress. “Estonia and the United States enjoy close bilateral defence relations, and we are thankful for the support of the United States in helping develop our national defence.”
Bilateral defence relations culminated in the arrival of Javelin anti-tank missiles in Estonia at the end of last week. The missile system was acquired through funding set aside by Congress for European security measures.
Democrat Senator Jeanne Shaheen is a member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services, the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations and the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations. The former governor of New Hampshire, Shaheen is the only woman in U.S. history to be elected both a Governor and a United States Senator.
Servicemen from the United Kingdom, who are serving in Estonia within the framework of the presence of NATO, received mission medals at the ceremony held at the Ministry of Defence. Among others, a mission medal was presented to Colonel Giles Harris, Commander of the eFP Command in Estonia, who has been serving in Estonia since the arrival of the allied units in the spring of 2017.
Friday, Ministers of Defence from Estonia, Latvia and Denmark inaugurated Headquarters Multinational Division North, located at the Ādaži military camp, in Latvia. The purpose of Headquarters Multinational Division North is to enhance the defens capability of the region and connect the region’s forces with the Alliance’s highest Command Structure.