Minister for Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian hosted his Estonian counterpart, Urmas Reinsalu, today.
This meeting comes amid excellent bilateral relations between France and Estonia, including a close defense and security partnership, especially in the area of external operations and support for the European Intervention Initiative.
Jean-Yves Le Drian reaffirmed our country’s support for the security of the Baltic states through France’s contribution to the Baltic Air Policing mission and the deployment of French troops in Estonia. He thanked Urmas Reinsalu for the commitment of the Estonian contingent deployed in Operation Barkhane and invited him to support the Partnership for Security and Stability in the Sahel (P3S).
The two ministers also discussed Estonia’s upcoming entry into the Security Council as a non-permanent member for the two-year 2020-2021 term, which will enable our two countries to further strengthen their cooperation on major international issues.