Terras: Dempsey visit 'a clear message'

(Siim Teder/Benjamin Siirak/Estonian Defense Forces)
9/15/2015 11:36 AM
Category: Defense

General Martin Demspey, the highest ranked officer in the US Armed Forces, reaffirmed military support for Estonia at a meeting with Lieutenant General Riho Terras, the head of the Estonian Defense Forces.

“The message, which General Dempsey brought us, is simple and clear: the US presence in Estonia will remain and our progress is very important for the United States and NATO,” Terras said.

The two generals planted an oak tree next to the Estonian Defense Forces Headquarters.

On Monday, the generals laid a wreath at the War of Independence Victory Column.

Dempsey, who was on a two-day visit to Estonia, also met Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas and Defense Minister Sven Mikser, as well as meeting US soldiers who are based in Tapa.

J.M. Laats

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