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23.05.2020|Foreign Ministry

At Estonia’s initiative, the international community reaffirmed the importance of cyber stability, including during the COVID-19 crisis, at the UN Security Council

At the Arria-formula meeting of the UN Security Council focusing on cyber stability, conflict prevention and capacity building, participants stressed that international law applied in cyberspace and norms of responsible state behaviour hold for all UN Member States. Around 60 countries and...
22.05.2020|Foreign Ministry

Prime Minister Ratas: the COVID-19 crisis has increased the importance of global cybersecurity

Stenbock House, 22 May 2020 - In his statement at an informal meeting of the Estonian Presidency of the UN Security Council today, Prime Minister Jüri Ratas noted that the global pandemic has demonstrated the importance of a secure cyberspace. “I am pleased to open this virtual debate today on a...
21.05.2020|Foreign Ministry

The Estonian Presidency of the UN Security Council holds a landmark discussion on cybersecurity

On Friday 22 May Estonia is organising a landmark meeting that focuses on cyber stability, cyber norms and international law as part of its Presidency of the UN Security Council. Prime Minister Jüri Ratas will make an opening statement from the Tallinn Creative Hub studio. The event is moderated by...
21.05.2020|Foreign Ministry

Foreign Minister Reinsalu spoke to the German foreign minister

In a phone call with the German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu  discussed cooperation at the UN Security Council. Germany is holds the presidency of the Security Council in July. Maas briefed Reinsalu on the Franco-German plan for a European Union recovery fund....
20.05.2020|Foreign Ministry

Foreign ministers of Baltic Sea states discussed digital cooperation, the COVID-19 crisis and renewable energy

Yesterday 19 May, Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu attended a video meeting of the Council of the Baltic Sea States. Main topics included the inclusion of young people, the climate and the environment, and fighting cross-border crime. Urmas Reinsalu thanked the foreign minister of Denmark for the...
19.05.2020|Foreign Ministry

Urmas Reinsalu presenting the Foreign Policy Strategy at the parliament: the consistency of Estonia’s foreign policy is ensured

Today, Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu presented Estonia’s Foreign Policy Strategy covering the period up to 2030 at the Parliament of Estonia (Riigikogu). It is the first time a forward-looking comprehensive strategy has been composed. It is centred on the idea that all sectoral actions of the...
19.05.2020|Foreign Ministry

Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu at the Parliament of Estonia (Riigikogu) at the discussion of Estonia’s Foreign Policy Strategy 2030 on 19 May 2020

Members of the parliament, The objective of the foreign policy of the Republic of Estonia is to realise the full potential of all policy areas in international relations in order to ensure the comprehensive protection of Estonia’s national interests. The general objective of our foreign policy is...
18.05.2020|Foreign Ministry

Joint statement of the foreign ministers of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Georgia and Ukraine condemns the persecution of Crimean Tatars

On the 76th anniversary of the mass deportation of Crimean Tatars, the foreign ministers of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Georgia and Ukraine made a joint statement, commemorating all victims and condemning Russia's continued repressions against the Crimean Tatar people in the Russia-occupied...
18.05.2020|Foreign Ministry

Joint statement by foreign ministers of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Georgia and Ukraine on the 76th anniversary of the Crimean Tatar people deportation

76 years ago, on 18 May 1944, the Soviet regime criminally deported the Crimean Tatar people from the territory of their historic residence - Crimea - to distant areas of Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and the Russian Federation. Just in the first years of exile almost half of all deported Crimean...
16.05.2020|Foreign Ministry

Ways to increase the UN Security Council’s openness discussed during Estonia’s presidency

Yesterday 15 May, an open VTC meeting on enhancing the working methods of the UN Security Council and adjusting to crisis conditions was held as part of Estonia’s presidency of the Security Council. One of Estonia’s objectives in the Security Council is to increase the transparency and efficiency...

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