Minister of Defense Jüri Luik (Isamaa) submitted a proposal to the Riigikogu to name current Director General of the Estonian Foreign Intelligence Service (EFIS) Mikk Marran for a new five year term.
Once the Security Authorities Surveillance Select Committee has given its assessment, the Minister of Defense will submit the candidacy of Mikk Marran to the Government of the Republic.
Luik noted that Mikk Marran has done a great job during his current five year term of office, having proven himself to be both highly professional and a good leader.
Luik added that he is very pleased that Marran agreed to remain for another term since the intelligence domain is very sensitive and has long-term goals.
"International cooperation in this field is based on trust and requires stability," the defense minister said.
Before taking up the post of Director General of the EFIS, Mikk Marran served as the Permanent Undersecretary of the Ministry of Defense. Marran began his career at the Ministry of Defense in 1999. From 2006 to 2009 Marran served as Defense Counsellor at the Permanent Representation of Estonia to NATO.
EFIS is a security authority under the purview of the Ministry of Defense, tasked with gathering, analysing and transmitting information on external security threats concerning Estonia. It also ensures secure communication in national classified networks and engages in foreign counter-intelligence in order to protect Estonia's diplomats and servicemen serving in foreign operations.
Editor: Kristjan Kallaste