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For Immediate Release

Readout of the Vice President's Listening Session with Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid on Cyber and Innovation

Today in Tallinn, Estonia, the Vice President and Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid participated in a listening session with Estonian experts on innovation and cyber issues. The leaders heard from experts about Estonia's pioneering implementation of e-governance, its leadership in the field of cyber security and defense, and its prioritization of the digital economy as part of Estonia's agenda for its EU presidency. The Vice President praised Estonia as a model for innovation and the use of technology to develop solutions to global economic, security, and social challenges, and he thanked Estonia for hosting the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defense Center of Excellence in Tallinn. The Vice President expressed the U.S. desire to enhance cooperation in the fields of innovation and cyber security and defense to benefit the U.S. and Estonian economies, the security of the American and Estonian people, and that of our NATO Allies.