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Jüri Luik

Minister of Defence and Former Minister of Foreign Affairs

Jüri Luik is an Estonian diplomat and politician. He has held the positions of Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Estonian Minister of Defense and the permanent representative for Estonia in NATO. Between 2012 and 2015, he served as Ambassador of Estonia to the Russian Federation. He was the Director of the International Centre for Defence and Security [RKK ICDS] from 2015 to 2017. Currently he is the Estonian minister of Defence.

Prior to his current position, Mr. Luik was the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Estonia to Canada, the United Mexican States and the United States of America from 2003 to 2007. He has been active in Estonian foreign affairs since 1991.