Foreign Minister Mikser: Cooperation and reaction are the most efficient ways to fight hybrid threats

Visegrad Group Foriegn ministers Sven Mikser

Foreign Minister Mikser: Cooperation and reaction are the most efficient ways to fight hybrid threats

Today, 1 April, Estonian Foreign Minister Sven Mikser met with the foreign ministers of the Nordic countries, the Baltic States and the Visegrad Group, discussing the state of transatlantic relations, climate policy and hybrid threats. The Foreign Minister also gave a speech on cybersecurity.

“Transatlantic unity has ensured European security for the past 70 years. The unity and solidarity of NATO, maintaining it and holding a continued dialogue with allies is essential for deterring new threats and ensuring the security we have achieved,” Mikser said at the talk.

“Estonia is committed to endorsing norms of responsible state behaviour, confidence-building measures and applying existing international law in cyberspace, despite the growing challenges of maintaining a safe, open, and secure cyberspace for the promotion of economic and social development,” Mikser said in his speech. He added that international and coordinated response is the most effective way to deal with hybrid threats. “For a small country like Estonia, it is always important to have a common European approach and policy to support our internal efforts,” the Foreign Minister said.

Talking about climate policy and the future of Africa, the ministers stressed that international cooperation in fighting climate change and reducing greenhouse gas emissions is more important than ever. According to Minister Mikser, the goals that have been set out can be achieved by raising public awareness, developing a common strategy and applying it.

The ministers also discussed human rights issues, the situation in Ukraine and relations with China.

Photos from the meeting: https://www.flickr.com/photos/estonian-foreign-ministry/albums/721577079…

More information:

Liisa Toots
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Media Adviser, Communication Department
liisa.toots@mfa.ee
+372 637 7628