At the start of a visit to Estonia, SecGen met with President Alar Karis. Mr. Stoltenberg praised Estonia for its NATO contributions, as well as its strong support for Ukraine, including military and humanitarian aid.
Together with Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and NATO military commanders, the Secretary General visited the enhanced Forward Presence multinational Battlegroup in Tapa. They met with British, Estonian, French and Icelandic personnel serving in the Battlegroup. Mr. Stoltenberg praised them for their service, for defending the Alliance and its values. The Battlegroup is led by the United Kingdom and one of four deployed in the region to deter aggression and preserve peace.