Estonia certain of Trump government's support to NATO
The relations between Estonian and the U.S. administration headed by President Donald Trump are «very strong», Estonian Prime Minister Jüri Ratas.
In an interview on Friday, January 26, given during the World Economic Forum in Switzerland, Ratas was asked about the attitude Estonia has felt from the current U.S. government as President Trump has questioned the relevance of the nearly 70-year-old alliance. The Estonian head of government responded: «We have a very strong relationship between the U.S. and the president of the U.S. For example, last year the Speaker [of the U.S. Congress’ House of Representatives] visited Estonia, the Vice President visited Estonia. I think this is a really concrete and strong sign for the rest of the world.»
Currently, under NATO’s Enhanced Forward Presence policy, more than 1,000 NATO troops are in the northern-most Baltic country, 300 of whom are American and other are from the UK, France and Denmark.