Estonia: Finland’s NATO membership boosts defence cooperation: PM Kallas

Finland’s NATO membership opens up new opportunities for defence and security cooperation between Estonia and Finland, Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas stated, The Baltic Times reports. Speaking during Finnish Prime Minister Petteri Orpo’s official visit to Estonia, Kallas said that Finland’s accession has bolstered NATO as a whole and the security of the Baltic Sea region. She added that Estonia would continue to collaborate with our allies to ensure Sweden’s timely membership in NATO as well. Also, she reiterated Estonia’s support for Ukraine’s accession to both the EU and, after the war, NATO. Kallas noted that NATO membership was the "safest, most cost-effective, and most reliable way" to deter Russia.