Jonatan Vseviov, the Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is on a three-day working visit to the United Kingdom this week. The aim of the visit is to discuss the changing security situation in Europe and the world with various foreign and security policy makers in the UK, as well as the relations and cooperation possibilities of the two countries, including in building trusted global infrastructure networks.
During his visit, Secretary General Vseviov will meet with Sir Philip Barton, the Permanent Under-Secretary at the Foreign Office; Lord David Frost, Minister of State at the Cabinet Office; James Bowler, Permanent Secretary of the Department for International Trade; David Hogan-Hern, Director of the Euro-Atlantic Security Policy Unit at the Ministry of Defence; David Williams, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Defence; National Security Adviser Sir Stephen Lovegrove; and Sarah Healey, Permanent Secretary of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.
Vseviov will also meet with representatives of think tanks and give a presentation on the security of Russia and Europe at UK’s leading defence and security policy think tank Royal United Services Institute (RUSI).
“The United Kingdom is and remains Estonia’s key ally with whom we share values and a similar security perception. It is crucial to be able to meet in person even during the pandemic and have frank discussions on topics that we consider to have strategic importance. Solutions to new foreign and security policy challenges can be found only in close cooperation with our allies,” Vseviov said.