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03.12.2021|Foreign Ministry

Foreign Minister Liimets: OSCE’s impact depends on the mutual trust of member states

Foreign Minister Eva-Maria Liimets attended the annual ministerial meeting of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) in Stockholm, where discussions covered the OSCE’s role in upholding peace and security, advancing democratic values and supporting the international order...
01.12.2021|Foreign Ministry

Foreign minister reaffirms strong support for Ukraine and Georgia at the NATO ministerial meeting

Today 1 December, the second day of the meeting of NATO foreign ministers in Riga with their counterparts from Ukraine and Georgia covered the tense situation at Ukraine’s borders and the Black Sea region, the lessons of Afghanistan and the situation on the Western Balkans. At the joint session...
01.12.2021|Foreign Ministry

Foreign Minister Liimets attends an OSCE ministerial meeting in Stockholm

Foreign Minister Eva-Maria Liimets is in Stockholm on 1 and 2 December to attend a meeting of the foreign ministers of the Organization for Cooperation and Security in Europe (OSCE). It is the most important meeting of the year, with the OSCE participating states assessing and reviewing the...
01.12.2021|Foreign Ministry

Estonia becomes member of the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance

Today 1 December, Estonia became a member of the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA) based in Sweden. Märt Volmer, Undersecretary for European Affairs, represented Estonia in Stockholm. “Estonia highly values IDEA’s achievements in defending and advancing...
01.12.2021|Foreign Ministry

Allies are carefully watching the situation on NATO’s borders

Summarising the first day of the meeting of NATO foreign ministers yesterday, Foreign Minister Eva-Maria Liimets said that Allies were monitoring events on NATO’s borders with heightened attention. All Allies emphasised that both the hybrid attack organised by Belarus and the opaque actions by...
30.11.2021|Foreign Ministry

Foreign Minister Eva-Maria Liimets met with UK Foreign Secretary Elizabeth Truss in Tallinn

Today 30 November, Foreign Minister Eva-Maria Liimets met with UK Foreign Secretary Liz Truss in Tallinn to discuss the upcoming meeting of NATO foreign ministers in Riga, issues of European security, including Belarus and Ukraine, and international cyber and digital cooperation. The ministers...
29.11.2021|Foreign Ministry

Foreign Minister Eva-Maria Liimets attended the ministerial meeting of the Union for the Mediterranean in Barcelona

Today 29 November, Foreign Minister Eva-Maria Liimets attended the sixth meeting of foreign ministers of the Union for the Mediterranean in Barcelona, concentrating on increasing regional cooperation and cohesion to boost security and advance economic development and prosperity. “What happens...
29.11.2021|Foreign Ministry

Foreign Ministry advises against travelling to the Southern Africa region

European Union member states made a joint decision to activate the emergency break and impose temporary restrictions on non-essential travel to the European Union from seven countries of the Southern Africa region: Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe. Due to...
29.11.2021|Foreign Ministry

Virtual forum for Global Estonians discussed Estonian communities abroad and their cooperation with Estonia

On Saturday 27 November, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs held the second virtual forum for Global Estonians. The forum looked at the life of Estonian communities abroad, presented the preliminary results of the great diaspora survey and explored the global Estonian diaspora in general. “I am very...
29.11.2021|Foreign Ministry

Estonia is holding a UN Security Council meeting on accountability for brutal crimes in Syria

Today 29 November, the UN Security Council is holding a meeting on Estonia’s initiative to highlight the prevailing impunity in Syria with regard to past and continued serious crimes, including war crimes and crimes against humanity. Estonia’s Ambassador to the UN Sven Jürgenson will chair the...


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