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    Formin thanks Estonian experts for participating in civil missions

    TALLINN, Jun 16, BNS - Foreign Minister Sven Mikser on Friday thanked Estonian experts who have participated in international civil missions and stressed the importance of their work which is highly valued in Estonia as well as outside it.

    "We value your contribution highly. You have shared Estonia's best practices in regions that are experiencing conflict and have experienced it, and have upheld our image with dignity," Mikser told the experts at an event on Friday.

    By sharing experience in conflict regions and by cooperating with partners from the EU, the UN, OSCE and NATO, Estonia helps to increase the security of other countries and through that also increases its own security. "Although missions in which our experts participate may seem far away at first, it is clear that participating in civil missions has an increasingly more important role in guaranteeing security and is also an important part of the domestic security field," the minister said.

    Mikser stressed that contributing to civil missions is Estonia's certain foreign policy priority. "At present 13 Estonian experts are taking part in civil missions of the EU, the UN, OSCE and NATO in Afghanistan, Palestine, Kosovo, Ukraine and Georgia," he added.

    The foreign minister confirmed that further developing the support system of civil experts is still important to the Foreign Ministry.

    Friday's event was organized to thank experts who have served on international EU, NATO and OSCE civil missions in Afghanistan, Georgia, Kosovo and Ukraine.

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    Baltic News Service

    • Published: 16.06.2017 18:40
    • LETA, BNS
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