On October 21, the Minister of Defense of Ukraine Andrii Zagorodniuk held a meeting with the Estonian delegation headed by the Minister of Defense of the Republic of Estonia Jüri Luik.
During the meeting, the Minister of Defense of Ukraine expressed words of gratitude to the Estonian side for the consistent and ongoing support of the territorial integrity and independence of Ukraine as well as for the considerable assistance provided by the Estonian Government in enhancing the capabilities of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.
"Estonia is a reliable partner and friend of Ukraine. It is a country that supports us both politically and in the field of defense. We hope to strengthen the defense cooperation between our countries," stressed Andrii Zagorodniuk.
The main topic of the meeting was the discussion of bilateral cooperation between the Ministries of Defense of Ukraine and Estonia in the field of territorial defense and cybersecurity. Andrii Zagorodniuk emphasized the importance of studying of Estonia's experience and sharing expertise on these issues.
Among other things, the parties tackled cooperation in the field of rehabilitation of wounded Ukrainian soldiers and reform of the medical support system.
The Minister of Defense of Ukraine emphasized the need for strengthening cooperation in reforming Ukrainian military education.
During the meeting, Andrii Zagorodniuk reassured foreign guests that Ukraine's Euro-Atlantic course was unchanged. He informed about the progress of reform and further steps taken by the Ministry of Defense in strengthening the defense capacity and the capabilities of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in accordance with NATO principles and approaches.
The parties stressed the need for experience sharing taking into account the common challenges and threats facing both countries.
The Minister of Defense of the Republic of Estonia Jüri Luik assured the Ukrainian side of consistent support for Ukraine's territorial integrity and independence and expressed hope for continued effective and mutually beneficial cooperation between the defense ministries of the two countries.