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Foreign Minister Mikser meets Foreign Minister of Luxembourg

17. April 2018 - 6:29

Yesterday evening, on 16 April, Foreign Minister Mikser met the Foreign Minister of Luxembourg, Jean Asselborn, to discuss cooperation between Estonia and Luxembourg, including the opening of Estonia’s data embassy in Luxembourg, the forthcoming NATO Summit and topical EU affairs.

Mikser confirmed good relations between the two countries, especially in the fields of digital and security cooperation. “I am delighted that Luxembourg contributes to the development of Estonia’s cyber defence training, which will further enhance cooperation between Estonia and Luxembourg,” Mikser said.
“The establishment of the so-called Estonian data embassy in Luxembourg, which will enable Estonia to secure all data of critical importance outside Estonia, is very important for guaranteeing Estonia’s digital continuity,” he added.

Foreign Minister Mikser congratulated his colleague on the 60th anniversary of the Benelux Union and said that Estonia highly appreciates the discussions between the Baltic and Benelux countries that have taken place for more than ten years. Mikser added that small countries that work together are more visible in international organisations. Foreign Minister Mikser also introduced the priorities of Estonia’s campaign for non-permanent membership of the UN Security Council for 2020-2021 to his colleague.

The ministers also discussed the forthcoming NATO summit. Mikser noted that the Summit must focus on strengthening the Alliance and that one of the discussion points will be NATO’s open door policy which Estonia supports.
 
The ministers also exchanged views on topical EU affairs, for example the Eastern Partnership and enlargement. 

Photographs: https://flic.kr/s/aHskwo1Wnr


Additional information:

Liisa Toots
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Media Adviser, Communication Department
liisa.toots@mfa.ee
+372 637 7628 / +372 5342 4541

Press release forwarded by:

Armo Vask
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Communication Department
armo.vask@mfa.ee
+372 637 7618
+372 5666 8581

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