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Danish Minister of Defence Peter Christensen visited his Baltic colleagues

22.06.2016  11:04
Ahead of the NATO summit in Warsaw, Danish Minister of Defence Peter Christensen visited on 20-22 June 2016 the three Baltics states and Poland where he will met his Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian Defence Minister colleagues and Danish soldiers.

The Minister of Defence stated before his departure that: “NATO is a corner stone in Danish defence and security policy. When NATO decides to strengthen the alliance, it is a matter of protecting ourselves. Our activities are not targeted against anyone. Especially the Baltic States demand more visible assurance, and NATO will provide them with a battalion in each of the three Baltic States to enhance deterrence. In addition, we participate from the Danish side in a number of exercises in the Baltics. During my visit, I am pleased to be able to reconfirm Denmark’s solidarity with the Baltics states, not least thanks to the major contribution of Danish soldiers’ presence in the countries, and with NATO.”

Besides the formal meetings, the Danish Minister of Defence, Peter Christensen, met with some of the Danish soldiers that participate in the major exercise Saber Strike that takes place in the Baltic States. Saber Strike is an American-led multinational NATO-exercise with the participation of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Norway, Poland, Slovenia, Great Britain, and the U.S.

See minister Christensen's short interview for Delfi here.

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Estonian Minister of Defence Hannes Hanso and Danish Minister of Defence Peter Christensen in Tallinn (Photo: Estonian Ministry of Defence)