Estonia's state secretary discusses crisis management with Lithuanian counterpart

  • 2021-09-06
  • BNS/TBT Staff

TALLINN - Estonia's State Secretary Taimar Peterkop discussed risk and crisis management with Lithuanian Government Chancellor Giedre Balcytyte at a meeting in Stenbock House on Monday.

Peterkop gave an overview of the organization of crisis preparedness in Estonia and the planned legislation on preparedness, spokespeople for the Government Office said.

Similarly to Estonia, Lithuania is likewise consolidating its crisis and risk management, and the topics discussed at the meeting also included Estonia's experience in this area. The two state secretaries also discussed in detail the hybrid attack by Belarus on Lithuania and the European Union. Balcytyte thanked Estonia for the assistance provided. It was decided that coordination with regard to this issue is to be strengthened further between the Baltic states.

Experiences with data-based decision-making were also exchanged, including with issues pertaining to the availability and quality of data, data protection and provision. Peterkop and Balcytyte also touched upon long-term state strategic planning and open government partnership.

The state secretaries of Estonia and Lithuania concluded that there are many similarities in the two states' activities and expressed readiness to also hold meetings to discuss shared issues in the future.