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Jüri Luik

Permanent Representative of Estonia to NATO and former Minister of Defence

Jüri Luik is an Estonian diplomat and politician. He has held the positions of Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Estonian Minister of Defence 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. He served as the Estonian Minister of Defence from 2017 to 2021, before moving to become the Permanent Representative of Estonia to NATO .

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.