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National Defence Council

The National Defence Council is an advisory body to the President of the Republic.

The members of the Council are the President of the Riigikogu, the Prime Minister, the Chairman of the National Defence Committee of the Riigikogu, the Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Riigikogu, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Minister of Defence, the Minister of Finance, the Minister of the Interior, the Minister of Justice, the Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure and the Commander of the Defence Forces.

The Council discusses key issues from the point of view of national defence and expresses its opinions on these issues.

The Council meets in session. Sessions of the Council are held as often as required.

The National Defence Council operates on the basis of rules of procedure approved by the President of the Republic.