Jüri Luik

Jüri Luik (born 17 August 1966 in Tallinn) is an Estonian diplomat and politician who served as the Minister of Defence in the government of Prime Minister Jüri Ratas.[1] In addition, he chaired the EPP Defense Ministers Meeting, which gathers the center-right EPP ministers ahead of meetings of the Foreign Affairs Council (FAC).[2]

Jüri Luik
Jüri Luik 2017-06-09.jpg
Jüri Luik, 2017
Minister of Defence
In office
12 June 2017 – 26 January 2021
Prime MinisterJüri Ratas
Preceded byMargus Tsahkna
Succeeded byKalle Laanet
In office
April 1999 – January 2001
Prime MinisterMart Laar
Preceded byAndrus Öövel
Succeeded bySven Mikser
In office
August 1993 – January 1994
Prime MinisterMart Laar
Preceded byHain Rebas
Succeeded byIndrek Kannik
Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
January 1994 – April 1995
Prime MinisterMart Laar
Andres Tarand
Preceded byTrivimi Velliste
Succeeded byRiivo Sinijärv
Personal details
Born (1966-08-17) 17 August 1966 (age 54)
Tallinn, Estonia
Political partyPro Patria Union

Career in diplomacyEdit

Prior to his current position, Luik was from 2003 - 2007 the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Estonia to Canada, the United Mexican States and the United States of America. He has been active in Estonian foreign affairs since 1991.[3]

Political careerEdit

Luik has held the positions of Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs.[4]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Richard Milne, Michael Peel and Mehreen Khan (July 16, 2019) Estonia’s golden image threatened by rise of far-right nationalists Financial Times.
  2. ^ Council of the EU and Ministerial meetings European People’s Party (EPP).
  3. ^ "Permanent Representation of Estonia to NATO". www.estnato.be.
  4. ^ NATO. "Jüri Luik, Minister of Defence of Estonia". NATO.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Jüri Luik at Wikimedia Commons

Political offices
Preceded by
Hain Rebas
Minister of Defense
August 1993 – January 1994
Succeeded by
Indrek Kannik
Preceded by
Trivimi Velliste
Minister of Foreign Affairs
January 1994 – April 1995
Succeeded by
Riivo Sinijärv
Preceded by
Andrus Öövel
Minister of Defense
April 1999–January 2001
Succeeded by
Sven Mikser
Preceded by
Margus Tsahkna
Minister of Defense
2017–2021
Succeeded by
Kalle Laanet