Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Estonia
Jonatan Vseviov assumed office as the secretary general of the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in February 2021. Before assuming his current duties, he served as Estonia’s Ambassador to the United States from August 2018. Between 2008 and 2018 he worked at the Estonian Ministry of Defence, rising to the post of permanent secretary. Vseviov is the author of the Concept for Comprehensive Approach to Defence in 2009 and the National Defence Strategy of 2010—documents that led to significant conceptual change in organising defence in Estonia. He has also been involved with the preparation and implementation of NATO’s present deterrence and defence posture components, including the execution of NATO’s enhanced Forward Presence in the Baltic states and Poland.