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The Commander of the Finnish Defence Forces visited Estonia

The Commander of the Finnish Defence Forces, General Timo Kivinen, visited Estonia on 18 January 2022. The visit was be hosted by Estonia’s Chief of Defence, Lieutenant General Martin Herem.

During his visit, General Kivinen discussed the international security situation and defence cooperation between Estonia and Finland.

„Visit to Estonia was important. Direct personal meetings made it possible to discuss thoroughly international security situation and bilateral defence cooperation,“ said General Kivinen.

„Finnish and Estonian Defence Forces have been, are and will remain strong and close partners. We have a common understanding of the security situation in our region and how to maintain our defence capabilities even in a complicated security situation,“ said Lieutenant General Herem.

The visit was accompanied by meetings with Estonian Defence Minister Kalle Laanet and Finnish Ambassador Timo Kantola. General Kivinen also visited NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence and got an overview of Estonian Defence League activities.

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