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22.01.2020|Foreign Ministry

Estonia opened an honorary consul’s office in Vancouver

On Monday, the Estonian Ambassador to Canada Toomas Lukk and the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia Janet Austin opened an Estonian honorary consul’s office in Vancouver on the west coast of Canada. Lieutenant Governor Austin recognised Estonia’s digital development and noted in her speech...
20.01.2020|Foreign Ministry

The foreign minister calls for nominations for the Jaan Poska Medal

On the centenary of the Tartu Peace Treaty, Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu will present the first Jaan Poska Medal to a person or persons with remarkable services to protecting the principles of the Tartu Peace Treaty in the world. Nominations for the medal can be submitted by individuals or...
16.01.2020|Foreign Ministry

Foreign Minister Reinsalu: India deserves a permanent seat on the UN Security Council

In a speech given at the Raisina Dialogue conference in New Delhi, Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu called for UN reforms and stated that India deserves a permanent seat on the UN Security Council. The Foreign Minister said that Estonia is looking forward to working closely with India on global...
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16.01.2020|Foreign Ministry

Foreign Minister Reinsalu meets with India’s Prime Minister Modi

Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu met with India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi while attending the Raisina Dialogue conference in New Delhi. At the proposal of Prime Minister Modi, the two discussed ideas for bringing talented young Estonians and Indians together through hackathons. Minister...
15.01.2020|Foreign Ministry

The foreign ministers of Estonia and India discussed UN Security Council membership and cyber cooperation

Today 15 January, at a meeting with his Indian counterpart Dr Subrahmanyam Jaishankar in New Delhi, Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu discussed Estonia’s principles for its membership in the UN Security Council in 2021 and 2022, India’s campaign for elected membership, and opportunities for even...
15.01.2020|Foreign Ministry

Foreign Minister Reinsalu and the Foreign Minister of Iran discussed easing tensions in the Middle East

Today 15 January, Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu met with the Foreign Minister of Iran Javad Zarifi in New Delhi to underscore the urgent need to ease tensions in the Middle East in light of the events of recent weeks. Reinsalu expressed concern over Iran’s destabilising steps in the region and...
14.01.2020|Foreign Ministry

Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu meets with the foreign ministers of India and Iran in New Delhi

On 15 and 16 January, Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu attends the Raisina Dialogue conference in New Delhi. In addition to his presentation on Estonia’s UN Security Council membership, the foreign minister also has a series of bilateral meetings, including with the minister of external affairs of...
13.01.2020|Foreign Ministry

Estonia appoints a chargé d’affaires to Addis Ababa

This week, Tanel Sepp, a diplomat with extensive experience, will take up his duties as the new Estonian chargé d’affaires at the African Union in Addis Ababa. In recent years, Estonia has considerably expanded its links with the states and organisations of the African continent. “This year is...
13.01.2020|Foreign Ministry

Foreign Minister Reinsalu spoke to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

In a phone call on Saturday 11 January, the Estonian Foreign Minister and the U.S. Secretary of State discussed the tense security situation in Iraq. Commenting on tensions between Iran and the United States, Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu affirmed his colleague Mike Pompeo that Estonia supported...
10.01.2020|Foreign Ministry

Foreign Minister Reinsalu called on the European Union to support an independent and thorough investigation into the Ukraine plane crash

At the extraordinary meeting of foreign ministers held today 10 January in Brussels, Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu called on the European Union to support an independent and transparent investigation into the crash of the Ukrainian plane. He said new circumstances were coming to light concerning...

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