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Prime Minister of the United Kingdom is visiting Estonia

21. December 2019 - 11:28

Stenbock House, 21 December 2019 – Today, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is visiting Estonia and meeting with British troops from NATO’s battle group at Tapa.

“I am very pleased to welcome the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to Estonia,” said Prime Minister Jüri Ratas. “This visit demonstrates our countries’ special and very close mutual friendship, but also the fact that the United Kingdom is our key strategic partner, who will continue to commit to allied relations and European security.”

The prime minister added that Estonia wishes to pursue a close partnership and a firm continuation of defence cooperation. “We greatly appreciate the United Kingdom’s contribution to the security of NATO in the Baltic Sea region. British military support to Estonia can be traced back to the Estonian War of Independence and this summer, their units were represented in Estonia on land, in air, and on the sea.”

During the visit, Johnson will meet with Jüri Ratas and visit British soldiers serving at Tapa. Estonia has one of the largest contingents of the United Kingdom serving here, with about 800 members of the Defence Forces.

The events surrounding the visit will begin today, on 21 December, at 1.00 p.m. at the Tapa military campus.

During the visit of the British Prime Minister, the police will be present at larger transport centres with additional forces. There may be short-term traffic interruptions in Tallinn and Tapa, but no street will be completely closed.

More information about the visit:

Questions related to the Prime Minister: liisi.poll[at]riigikantselei[dot]ee; +372 578 31881; mariann.sudakov[at]riigikantselei[dot]ee +372 521 6821

Media contacts for the British Embassy: Julia.Amor[at]fco.gov[dot]uk; +372 519 35423

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