Danish Prime Minister visits NATO military base in Estonia

By | September 13, 2020
Danish Prime Minister visits NATO military base in Estonia

Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid met with Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen at her residence in Kadriorg, where she discussed cooperation in the region, NATO cooperation, events in Belarus, and digital cooperation. The Danish prime minister and his Estonian counterpart Jüri Ratas also visited the NATO military camp in Tapa, err.ee writes.

According to Kaljulayd, Denmark has made a significant contribution to “strengthening security” in the Baltic region. “It is gratifying that since 2017, as part of the increased presence of allies in Tapa, there are also Danish soldiers,” said the Estonian head of state.

Jüri Ratas and Mette Frederiksen visited the Tapa-based NATO (Enhanced Forward Presence, eFP) combat group, which employs 200 Danes. “Our soldiers have served together for years in the most difficult conditions in southern Afghanistan. Today, we are working together to ensure security and stability in Iraq and Mali,” said Yuri Ratas. This is not the first visit by a Danish government leader to Tapa, where his countrymen serve.

The Estonian and Danish prime ministers also spoke about the upcoming meeting of the European Council, one of the topics of which will be the development of the European digital market. Also discussed were climate issues and cooperation in the field of renewable energy, especially in the development of offshore wind parks, which, according to the prime ministers, can be extended to the entire Baltic Sea region. “We want to develop this cooperation and learn from the experience of the Danes,” Ratas said.

The Prime Ministers also discussed the problems of combating the spread of Covid-19 and the health crisis.

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