Kallas in France calls for EU-NATO response to challenges on eastern border of blocs

Estonian prime minister Kaja Kallas in Paris has called for a joint EU and NATO response to defuse the tension on the eastern border of both the EU and NATO, Estonian public broadcaster ERR reports.
The Reform Party leader visited the French capital on Wednesday, November 24. Addressing Russian military manoeuvres in Russia, near its border with Ukraine noted: «At the moment, the most important thing is to do everything in our power to prevent any military escalation. To this end, concrete steps must be taken together to discourage Russia from escalating further.»
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Meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron, Kallas expressed gratitude for French contribution to the Baltic Air Security Mission based at Estonia’s Ämari Air Base, and the NATO Enhanced Forward Presence Battlegroup, which is based at the Tapa military ground.
On the agenda of the high-profile meeting, there was also EU climate and digital policy were also on the table. Kallas and Macron discussed the business forum of the French corporate umbrella organization Mouvement des Entreprises de France International. The Estonian delegation in France also had bilateral meetings with companies interested in Estonia.