President Kersti Kaljulaid and White House adviser Jared Kushner. Photo: White House

President Kersti Kaljulaid, who is on a working visit to the United States of America this week, met late last night at the White House with US National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien and discussed security-related cooperation between Estonia and the USA and the geopolitical context of the Three Seas Initiative.

“The Three Seas Initiative, with its summit scheduled for June in Tallinn, is becoming a crucial component of transatlantic cooperation, combining the economic and geopolitical dimensions,” said President Kaljulaid after the meeting. National Security Adviser O’Brien emphasised that the success of the upcoming summit in Tallinn is of key importance for the progress of the Three Seas Initiative. Both meeting participants stressed the importance of the US participating in the summit at the highest possible level.

Also discussed were wider security topics and both bilateral and NATO cooperation in this field as well as cyber-security issues that include aspects of the 5G network creation. Robert O’Brien thanked Estonia for its exemplary efforts aimed at developing the national defence capability.

The President of the Republic also met at the White House with President Trump’s Senior Adviser Jared Kushner. They discussed issues pertaining to the Three Seas Initiative, with Jared Kushner acknowledging Estonia’s aspirations and preparations for the summit.