TALLINN – Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas will pay a visit to Germany on Monday, April 25, where she will meet with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz.
While in Berlin, Kallas is also scheduled to meet with Minister of Defense Christine Lambrecht and via video bridge with Minister of Finance Christian Lindner.
Topics to be discussed with Scholz include the security situation in Europe, Russia's continue military aggression in Ukraine and opportunities to support Ukraine. Energy security will also be touched upon. The focus will also be on the need for rapid change in NATO's defense and deterrence stance, including the necessary steps to strengthen NATO's eastern flank.
With the Lambrecht, the prime minister will discuss defense cooperation issues, support for Ukraine and preparations for the NATO summit in Madrid. The meeting with Lindner will focus on defense and economic issues and ending Russia's aggression in Ukraine, including the need for energy sanctions.
On Monday evening, Kallas will give a speech at the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom. The speech will be followed by a conversation with Deutsche Welle journalist Melinda Crane. The live broadcast of the event in German will start at 7 p.m. and will be available at https://www.freiheit.org/germany/16th-berlin-speech-freedom-kaja-kallas.
The prime minister is also scheduled to hold a roundtable discussion with representatives of the publications belonging to the Axel Springer publishing house.