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01.12.2009|Foreign Ministry

Statement by Foreign Minister Urmas Paet at the 17th OSCE Ministerial Council Meeting

Athens, 1 December 2009 Mr. Chairman, Ministers, Ladies and Gentlemen, Let me begin by thanking our Greek hosts for the excellent chairmanship during this entire year, including the successful launch of the Corfu process, and wishing Kazakhstan every success in carrying forward the OSCE’s...
08.09.2009|Foreign Ministry

Sea, saunas, beer and a chance to revive the Baltic region

By Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet Urmas Paet navigates a course for the Baltic Sea strategy and for regional co-operation in other parts of Europe. Did you know that the Baltic Sea is the shallowest sea in the world, just 52 metres deep on average? Its connection to the ocean is so...
07.07.2009|Foreign Ministry

Keynote speech by Foreign Minister Urmas Paet at the ECOSOC High-Level Segment in Geneva

ECOSOC High - Level Segment 6 July 2009, Geneva Address by Mr. Urmas Paet, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia Dear Director General, Ladies and Gentlemen I am deeply honoured to address the distinguished audience here today. I would like to touch upon some very urgent and challenging...
08.06.2009|Foreign Ministry

Foreign Minister Paet's Opening Remarks at the Bolzano/Bozen Recommendations Seminar

The OSCE HCNM Recommendations on National Minorities in Inter-State Relations and their Implementation in the Baltic Sea region Roundtable, 8 June 2009 in Tallinn Honourable Commissioner, Ladies and Gentlemen It is my honour and privilege to co-host today’s expert roundtable on...
04.06.2009|Foreign Ministry

Address by Foreign Minister Urmas Paet at the 16th Council of the Baltic Sea States Ministerial Meeting

"Charting a course for future cooperation in the Baltic Sea Region" Dear Colleagues, Ladies and Gentlemen I am pleased to begin my remarks here today by stating that the CBSS Reform, as agreed in the Reform Declaration, has had a successful launch. Thus we can hope that the...
26.05.2009|Foreign Ministry

Address by Foreign Minister Urmas Paet at the 9th ASEM Foreign Ministers' Meeting in Hanoi

25–26 May 2009, Hanoi "Joint efforts to cope with global challenges" Ministers, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen I am pleased to address the distinguished audience here today to discuss the global challenges we all face no matter what side of the planet Earth we live...
12.05.2009|Foreign Ministry

Statement by Foreign Minister Urmas Paet at the 119th Session of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe

Madrid During its 60 years of activity, the Council of Europe has done a tremendous job, and we have reason to feel proud at today’s anniversary. However, our gaze must be focused on the next 60 years, since our achievements are based on the Council of Europe’s established...
24.04.2009|Foreign Ministry

Marina Kaljurand: “Reliable transit of energy and its role in securing stable economic development and international cooperation”

Statement by Ms. Marina Kaljurand, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Estonia Ashgabat, 24 April 2009 Ministers, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, It is a great honour and pleasure for me to be here in this beautiful country and to be speaking at this event. It bears...
24.03.2009|Foreign Ministry

Address by Foreign Minister Urmas Paet at the plenary session of the ABA meeting in Riga

"Evolving security environment in Europe as we approach the 60th anniversary of NATO" Dear friends and colleagues! The Balkan nations’ course towards the Euro-Atlantic integration has enhanced security in the Balkans and on the continent as a whole. The US-Adriatic Charter of...
26.02.2009|Foreign Ministry

Address by Foreign Minister Urmas Paet to the Riigikogu on behalf of the Government of Estonia

Overview of Estonia’s Foreign Policy Honourable Chairman, Respected Members of the Riigikogu, Dear guests, In the year 2008, there occurred several world-shattering events, which greatly disrupted general stability and welfare. The dramatic events of 2008 - 8th of August – start...

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