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Foreign Minister Mikser: stability in NATO’s neighbourhood necessary to ensure our security


Yesterday, Foreign Minister Sven Mikser attended a meeting of NATO ministers of foreign affairs and counterparts from Jordan, Tunisia and Iraq. The meeting focused on challenges emanating from the south, projecting stability, and enhancement of defence capabilities.

“It is in the interest of Estonia’s security to ensure stability in NATO’s neighbourhood. It will improve our and our allies’ safety. This requires close cooperation with partner countries, that share the alliance’s values and interests, and cooperation between NATO and the EU,” Mikser said and added that increasing the defence capabilities of partner countries is one important part of the cooperation.

“Our priority is also participation in the international fight against terrorism. The fight against terrorism is also an important component of finding a solution to the migration crisis and is therefore also a priority for the EU, which will enable more cooperation between the two organisations,” Mikser added. 

This afternoon, Foreign Minister Mikser will take part in a meeting of the Global Coalition to defeat ISIS hosted by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

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More information:

Liisa Toots
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Media Adviser, Communication Department
+372 5342 4541


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