Estonia: New Finnish defence minister pays visit to Tallinn

Finland’s new defence minister, Antti Häkkänen, visited Estonia’s capital, Tallinn, to meet with his Estonian counterpart, Defence Minister Hanno Pevkur, on 6 July 2023, ERR reported. The two ministers discussed bilateral defence cooperation, regional security, the NATO summit in Vilnius, assistance to Ukraine, and EU defence support. Pevkur said that Finland’s accession to NATO opened up new opportunities for further defence cooperation between the two countries. He noted that Estonia and Finland shared a common understanding of regional threats.