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13.03.2018|Foreign Ministry

Statement by Foreign Minister Sven Mikser on the use of chemical weapon in Salisbury

Estonia is deeply concerned and disturbed by the reported use of chemical nerve agent in the United Kingdom on March 4 that has severely poisoned Sergei and Yulia Skripal and endangered the lives of hundreds of others. The Salisbury attack was the first use of a chemical weapon in Europe since...
11.03.2018|Foreign Ministry

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

The Estonian delegation met on 11th of March with high-ranking State officials of Oman, in the capital Muscat, in order to discuss bilateral relations and introduce Estonia’s campaign to become a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council for 2020-2021. The Estonian delegation met, amongst...
09.03.2018|Foreign Ministry

Pope Francis will visit Estonia in September

Pope Francis, the head of the Roman Catholic Church, will visit Estonia for a day on Tuesday, 25 September. During his visit to the Baltic States, the Holy Father will visit Vilnius and Kaunas in Lithuania from 22 to 23 September and Riga and Aglona in Latvia on 24 September. Pope Francis will...
08.03.2018|Foreign Ministry

Australia to open its first pop-up embassy in Tallinn

On Wednesday, 7 March, Foreign Minister Sven Mikser met in New York with Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop on her visit to the US and discussed the opening of the Australian pop-up embassy* in Tallinn. During the meeting the foreign ministers also discussed cooperation between Estonia and...
07.03.2018|Foreign Ministry

UN Development Programme expresses interest in Estonian e-governance expertise

On Wednesday 7 March Foreign Minister Sven Mikser met with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) administrator Achim Steiner in New York to discuss the importance of digital solutions in achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). “Estonia’s been a donor to the UNDP for...
07.03.2018|Foreign Ministry

Foreign Minister Mikser in the USA: Russia is now waging its information war on a significantly broader front

Foreign Minister Sven Mikser and his Baltic counterparts met with House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Chairman Edward Royce and other committee members today to discuss the security situation in Europe, Russia’s activities in Europe and the United States and the war on terror. “Russia’...
05.03.2018|Foreign Ministry

Foreign Minister Sven Mikser: The alliance between the USA and the Baltic States is here to last

On Monday 5 March Foreign Minister Sven Mikser and his Baltic counterparts met with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in Washington, D.C. to discuss transatlantic relations, the security situation in Europe, preparations for the NATO summit and American president Donald Trump’s meeting with his...
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02.03.2018|Foreign Ministry

Address by Foreign Minister Sven Mikser at an outdoor ceremony on Paide’s central square commemorating Estonian Independence Day, 24 February 2018

Dear people of Estonia, distinguished guests, My dear fellow citizens of the city of Paide, Today we mark the passage of a century since the day on which the independent Republic of Estonia was declared. As Paide citizens, we can be proud that our hometown is one of the places where the...
02.03.2018|Foreign Ministry

Foreign Minister on the anniversary of the Republic of Estonia: the first century of the Republic of Estonia is not an incidental, passing moment in history

  “Today, as we rejoice and sing of the beauty of our homeland and the pain it has gone through, we sense our unity and strength. We are strong as a people because we care for one another, we are one with this land, language and culture and those who have been here, lived and loved, worked...
28.02.2018|Foreign Ministry

Directorate of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs discusses foreign policy priorities with PM Ratas

Today, Prime Minister Jüri Ratas visited the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Estonia to get better acquainted with the work of the ministry and discuss foreign and security policy priorities with Foreign Minister Sven Mikser and the directorate of the ministry. “It’s a daily task of Estonian...


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