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Estonia, Switzerland discuss defence co-operation

19 September 2013

Defence and security co-operation was on the agenda during a bilateral meeting of Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet and his Swiss counterpart Didier Burkhalter in Bern on 19 September.

The meeting between the ministers primarily focused on economic issues such as the free movement of labour, although Paet said in comments carried by the Baltic News Service that there was "much room for development in defence co-operation". He placed particular emphasis in relation to the NATO Co-operative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence, which opened in Talin in 2008.

Estonia emerged as a European centre of excellence in cyber security in recent years; in part because of action taken following the cyber attacked directed against Estonia in 2007.



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