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Tsahkna: Italy is an important member of NATO's southern wing
Minister of Defence Margus Tsahkna met in Rome, Italy, with Italian Minister of Defence Roberta Pinotti, with whom regional security, NATO, the Estonian Presidency of the European Council, the fight against terrorism, and immigration related topics were discussed.
According to Minister of Defence Margus Tsahkna, Italy is an important member of NATO’s southern wing, with whom cooperation should be intensified.
“Today, the actual fight against terrorism is a subject equally important to Italy as well as Estonia. I confirmed to the Italian Minister of Defence that Estonia is ready to contribute in every way possible to the fight against terrorism and that this could be one of the core points for defence cooperation between our two countries,” said Tsahkna.
Estonia’s Minister of Defence also introduced Estonia’s priorities for the term of its Presidency of the European Council, at the heart of which is a secure and protected Europe.
In addition, Minister of Defence Margus Tsahkna visited the headquarters of the EU Naval operation EUNAVFOR Med SOPHIA, gave a presentation at the NATO Defense College and met with Francesco Saverio Garofani, Chairman of the Defence Committee of the Chamber of Deputies of the Italian Parliament.
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.