Estonian Reserve Officers prepare for Presidency from 2022

The Chief of the Estonian Defence Forces (EDF), Major General Martin Herem and the Chairman of the Reserve Officers´ Association, Major (R) Andre Lilleleht, have signed the cooperation agreement that will set down main support lines provided by EDF to the Estonian reserve officers during Estonia´s Presidency term in CIOR from the summer of 2022. 

By Lieutenant Commander Ingrid Mühling, Member of Board, Estonian Reserve Officers’ Association.

Germany took over the CIOR Presidency on the 2nd of October this year from the UK during a part physical, part virtual late Summer Congress in Tallinn, Estonia. The German Presidency term will

last until the summer of 2022.

The German presidential team consists of six officers, Major Lilleleht from Estonia and Lieutenant Colonel (R) Ben Jonckers from Belgium, who is CIOR’s permanent representative at NATO Headquarters, are also associated members of the German team.

– The CIOR Presidency is an opportunity to make international reserve service visible. Working with other countries and presidential teams strengthen cooperation and mutual understanding, Lilleleht said.

– The recent CIOR congresses held in Tallinn have given us confidence that we can carry the burden of presidency after such great powers as the UK and Germany, he added.

Read more about the Estonian Reserve officer association here!

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