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Estonia's new defence minister to visit Finland

Ministry of Defence
Publication date 9.8.2022 15.00 | Published in English on 9.8.2022 at 15.10
Press release

Estonia's newly elected Minister of Defence Hanno Pevkur will make an official visit to Finland on Wednesday 10 August 2022. The visit will be hosted by Minister of Defence Antti Kaikkonen.

Topics on the agenda for the defence ministers' discussion include the security situation in Europe, Finland's NATO membership process and bilateral defence cooperation between Finland and Estonia. During his visit, Minister Pevkur will also become acquainted with the activities of the Finnish Defence Forces.
 
Pevkur took up his post as Minister of Defence on 18 July 2022. He served as Estonia's Minister of the Interior in 2014-2016, as Minister of Justice in 2012-2014 and as Minister of Social Affairs in 2009-2012. He represents the Estonian Reform Party.
 
Inquiries about the visit: Tuomas Koskenniemi, Senior Specialist, tel. +358 295 140 058 and Ronni Läpinen, Communications Specialist, tel. +358 295 140 184

 
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