Spanish defence minister Pedro Morenes has reaffirmed that Estonia can count on Spain’s support, at a meeting with his Estonian counterpart Sven Mikser.
“We share the same appraisal of the security situation as well as of the security challenges facing NATO and the European Union,” Mikser said after the meeting.
The defence ministers discussed the concerning security situation in Ukraine, the provocative actions of the Russian Federation as well as the activity from the extremist Islamic organization ISIL.
Mikser also invited Spain to participate in the NATO command unit created in Estonia.
Morenes also met the Spanish air force personnel stationed at Ämari Air Base for Baltic Air Policing. Four Spanish Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft are currently serving as the air patrol based out of Ämari.
This year, Estonia will send an infantry battalion to the NATO exercise Trident Juncture set to take place in Spain.
Editor: S. Tambur