Estonian formin reaffirms close alliance in phone call with Danish counterpart

  • 2019-05-07
  • BNS/TBT Staff

TALLINN – In a telephone conversation with his Danish counterpart Anders Samuelsen, Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu reaffirmed the strong alliance between the two countries.

"We greatly appreciate our strong friendship with Denmark; cooperation between our two countries is efficient in NATO as well as the EU," Reinsalu said according to spokespeople.

"The security of Europe is our common objective and we can achieve it only by joint action. We are grateful to Denmark for its contribution to the security of the Baltic region," the Estonian minister said, talking about Denmark's contribution to the enhanced forward presence of NATO and the alliance's Baltic air policing performed out of the Amari air base in Estonia.

The two foreign ministers also discussed economic cooperation between the two countries.

"Denmark is a very important trading partner for Estonia. We see great potential for developing our dialogue on digital issues as well," the Isamaa minister said.

Reinsalu also welcomed the upcoming visit of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark to Tallinn next month to celebrate the 800th anniversary of the Danish national flag Dannebrog.

During the conversation, the foreign minister of Denmark extended his congratulations to the newly appointed foreign minister of Estonia on taking office.