On 11 July started yet another of Estonia’s United Nations Security Council campaign visit, this time to the countries of North Caribbean and Central America. Estonian delegation is led by a Member of the Estonian Parliament and the President’s Advisory Council Mr. Mart Nutt, who is accompanied by Ambassador Margus Kolga and diplomat Mari Tomingas.
The visit is taking the delegation to the Bahamas, Jamaica, Haiti and El Salvador, where there will be meetings held in the Parliament, in the Prime Minister’s Office and in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as well as consultations with heads of the European Union Delegations.
On 13 July Mr. Mart Nutt met with the Deputy Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Bahamas Mr. Eugene Newry. Estonian delegation introduced to the interlocutors their key campaign messages and cast light on the issues, which would be drawn attention to should Estonia be elected to become a non-permanent member of the Security Council for the period 2020-2021.
It is important for Estonia to strengthen the world order based on international law and the UN Charter and its global and its global ground be increased. It is also critical that conflicts were more successfully prevented and sustainable solutions found to those, which have emerged.
For the Bahamas climate change is the key issue – it is a problem, which directly affects the security of the country and which can only be solved through cooperation of international community. The Bahamas wishes to draw attention to this issue also in the UN Security Council.
„We need to understand the concerns of the states, whose territory and habitats are endangered by the rising sea levels owing to climate change. They should not be left alone with problems, which they have not brought about themselves, but the consequences of which directly affect their independence,“ concluded Mart Nutt after the meeting.
From the Bahamas the delegation continues with a visit to Jamaica, where meetings will be held with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the Permanent Secretary of the Office of the Prime Minister.