Estonian president participated in strategy forum of Munich security conference

  • 2017-12-04
  • LETA/TBT Staff

TALLINN - Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid on Sunday embarked on a working visit to Germany, where she is to participate in a preparatory forum for the Munich Security Conference to be held at the beginning of next year, the president's press office said.

The forum will bring together a small amount of American and European opinion leaders, current and former politicians and representatives of think tanks in order to discuss relevant topics concerning foreign and security policy. The main aim of the forum is to find those important and burning issues that should be discussed at the Munich Security Conference in February.

The forum is an annual meeting that is held informally and in a free and unforced environment, with topics discussed not being disclosed under the Chatham House Rule. This was the first invitation issued to the Estonian head of state and it will offer the opportunity to have a say in and direct discussions to the region and Europe when it comes to important issues concerning foreign and security policy.

The Munich Security Forum is to be held from Dec. 3 to 5 and the president is to return to Estonia on Tuesday evening.