U.S. Ambassador at Large for Cyberspace and Digital Policy Nathaniel Fick’s Visit to Estonia Highlights Strong Bilateral Partnership
June 1, 2023
United States Ambassador at Large for Cyberspace and Digital Policy Nathaniel C. Fick visited Estonia on June 1 to discuss U.S.-Estonia bilateral cyber cooperation. While in Tallinn, Ambassador Fick met with Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Ambassador at Large for Cyber Diplomacy Tanel Sepp and Ambassador at Large for Digital Affairs Nele Leosk. They discussed support for Ukraine, cyber cooperation at the United Nations and other international fora, and digital diplomacy.
“The partnership between the United States and Estonia highlights the kinds of coalitions we seek to build and sustain around an affirmative vision for our technological future,” Ambassador Fick said after meetings at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. “We thank Estonia for continuing to be a model of global cyber leadership, as demonstrated by their hosting of the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defense Center of Excellence here in Tallinn, and their continued support of Ukraine’s connectivity and cybersecurity.”
U.S. Ambassador to Estonia George P. Kent warmly welcomed Ambassador Fick to Estonia. “Estonia is a trusted and valued cyber partner. From military cyber initiatives to intelligence and threat sharing to critical infrastructure protection, our bilateral cooperation is extensive. Working together, we can tackle today’s most challenging cyber issues, such as finding ways to deter malicious cyber behavior by countries like Russia.”
Ambassador Fick is a member of a delegation of more than 40 U.S. cyber officials visiting Tallinn this week to participate in a series of cyber conferences and dialogues. His visit demonstrates the United States’ commitment to continued partnership with Estonia to ensure a stable, open, and secure cyberspace in which all countries behave responsibly.