Estonian, Ukrainian PMs discuss security

  • 2021-10-13
  • BNS/TBT Staff

TALLINN – Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas met with her Ukrainian counterpart  Denys Smyhal in Malmo, Sweden, on Wednesday to discuss bilateral cooperation, the latest developments in security issues in the region and the outcome of the European Union -- Ukraine summit held on Tuesday.

"The security of Ukraine is Europe's security and Estonia's security," Kallas said according to spokespeople. "In our bilateral meeting, I reaffirmed Estonia's strong and continued support for the territorial integrity of Ukraine and we will continue to offer our comprehensive support and assistance."

The heads of government also discussed further steps in cooperation, and Kallas confirmed Estonia's support for Ukraine's European aspirations.

Estonia already supports Ukraine in the implementation of reforms, and the two countries together contribute to the development of cybersecurity, e-governance, education and the business environment in Ukraine. Kallas also expressed support for Ukraine's accession to the Tallinn-based NATO Cooperative Cyber Defense Center of Excellence.