Es­to­nia cer­tain of Trump govern­ment's sup­port to NATO

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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.

AFP/SCANPIX

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