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26.03.2018|Foreign Ministry

Foreign Minister Mikser: the Salisbury attack is not only a dispute between the UK and Russia

Foreign Minister Sven Mikser announced at today’s press conference that Estonia has decided to expel a Russian diplomat. “As the activities of the employee of the Russian Embassy are not compatible with the diplomatic status agreed in the Vienna Convention, we have decided to expel the...
26.03.2018|Foreign Ministry

Mikser offers condolences to Russian colleague

Foreign Minister Sven Mikser has offered condolences to the Foreign Minister of Russia, Sergey Lavrov, over the fire at a shopping centre in the city of Kemerovo. “I express sincere sympathy to the families and friends of the victims and I hope for a rapid recovery for those who were injured...
23.03.2018|Foreign Ministry

Foreign Minister to make proposal to cabinet to refuse individuals on the Magnitsky List entry to Estonia

Today, Foreign Minister Sven Mikser will make a proposal to the government to impose restrictive measures under the International Sanctions Act against individuals involved in grave human rights violations, including the death of Sergei Magnitsky. Under the proposal, 49 individuals on the so-called...
20.03.2018|Foreign Ministry

Member of the Estonian Parliament Mart Nutt's working visit to Kuwait

Estonian delegation met on 18 March with Members of the National Assembly of Kuwait, Ms. Safa Al-Hashem and Mr. Rakan Al-Nesef. The delegation also met with H.E. Nasser Al-Sabeeh, Aiistant Foreign Minister for Development and International. The purpose of the meetings was to discuss bilateral...
20.03.2018|Foreign Ministry

EU foreign ministers express support for Ukraine and expect reforms to continue

Today, Foreign Minister Sven Mikser attended the EU Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels to meet his colleagues and exchange views on Ukraine, the situation on the Korean Peninsula, the Iran nuclear deal and the crisis in Syria. During the discussion on Ukraine, Mikser emphasised the...
19.03.2018|Foreign Ministry

EU foreign ministers express support for Ukraine and expect reforms to continue

Today, Foreign Minister Sven Mikser attended the EU Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels to meet his colleagues and exchange views on Ukraine, the situation on the Korean Peninsula, the Iran nuclear deal and the crisis in Syria. During the discussion on Ukraine, Mikser emphasised the...
19.03.2018|Foreign Ministry

Mikser on the Salisbury attack: we cannot allow recurrence of such attacks

Today at the Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels, EU foreign ministers condemned the use of chemical weapon in Salisbury on 4 March 2018 and released a joint statement. “The shocking attack in Salisbury requires a unified and decisive response from Europe and the international community as a...
16.03.2018|Foreign Ministry

Foreign Minister Sven Mikser: Crimea is Ukraine

Statement by Foreign Minister on the occasion of upcoming anniversary of Crimea annexation Foreign Minister Sven Mikser: Crimea is Ukraine Four years ago today, 16 March, the Russian Federation stage-managed a farce on Ukrainian soil that was billed as a referendum. Two days later, on 18...
16.03.2018|Foreign Ministry

Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Estonian Parliament Mr. Marko Mihkelson's working visit to Bahrain

The Estonian delegation met on 14 and 15 March in Manama with H.E. Dr. Abdulla Bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, Undersecretary for International Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Bahrain, and with H.E. Mohamed Ali Mohammed Al-Khuzaie, Chairman of Foreign Affairs, Defense and...
13.03.2018|Foreign Ministry

Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Estonian Parliament Mr. Marko Mihkelson's working visit to the United Arab Emirates

The Estonian delegation met on 13 March with Member of the Federal National Council and Head of the Foreign Affairs Committee Mr. Mohamed bin Kardos Al Ameri in order to discuss bilateral relations and introduce Estonia’s campaign to become a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council for 2020...

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