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23.07.2019|Foreign Ministry

FM Urmas Reinsalu discussed yesterday’s attack on Mali military base and fight against terrorism with French colleague

In a phone call with French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, Foreign Minister Reinsalu stressed the need for resolute international cooperation in the fight against radical Islamic terrorism. “Estonia’s brave soldiers, alongside our French allies, are in Mali to support the fight against...
22.07.2019|Foreign Ministry

Diplomats from EU and NATO countries will discuss essential cyberspace issues in Tallinn this week

The first-ever Tallinn Summer School of Cyber Diplomacy begins today, 22 July, bringing to Estonia approximately 80 diplomats, researchers and experts engaged in cyber issues from a total of 26 countries in Europe and beyond. The five-day event will address, among other things, topics such as...
17.07.2019|Foreign Ministry

Statement by Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu on occasion of the 5th anniversary of the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17

Today marks the fifth anniversary of the downing of passenger flight MH17 by a Russian BUK missile in Ukraine. Estonia mourns the 298 innocent victims of this terrible tragedy. It is absolutely essential that all those responsible for this abhorrent crime are brought to justice. Estonia reiterates...
15.07.2019|Foreign Ministry

EU Foreign Affairs Council discussed tensions around Iran nuclear deal

The EU Foreign Affairs Council met today, 15 July, in Brussels to discuss the situation in Iraq, Central African Republic and Iran, as well as recent developments surrounding the Iran nuclear deal. Estonia was represented by Estonia’s Permanent Representative to the EU, Ambassador Kaja Tael. “...
11.07.2019|Foreign Ministry

Foreign Minister Reinsalu and Under Secretary of State Hale discussed deepening cooperation

Today, 11 July, Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu met with the Under Secretary of State of the United States of America David Hale. At the meeting, the ministers discussed the bilateral and regional security cooperation between Estonia and the United States, cooperation in international organisations...
10.07.2019|Foreign Ministry

The Foreign Ministry issued a protest to the Russian Embassy

Today, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs summoned a representative of the Russian Embassy and issued a protest on the planned fireworks display in Moscow on 22 September. According to Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu, the announcement on the planned fireworks in the Russian Federation on the 75th...
10.07.2019|Foreign Ministry

The Foreign Minister discussed migration policy with his Hungarian counterpart

Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu met with the Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó yesterday in Slovakia. The meeting covered Estonia’s priorities in the UN Security Council, international migration policy and cooperation in shaping the next budgetary framework of the European Union. The...
09.07.2019|Foreign Ministry

Foreign Minister Reinsalu: Russia is systematically violating OSCE principles

At today’s informal meeting of the foreign ministers of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in the High Tatras in Slovakia, discussions covered the future of the organisation and upcoming tasks. In his speech, Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu stressed that all member...
08.07.2019|Foreign Ministry

Foreign Minister Reinsalu leaves for the OSCE meeting with a message of support for Ukraine and Georgia

On Monday, Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu will leave for the High Tatras in Slovakia to attend the informal meeting of the foreign ministers of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) with a clear message that we must find solutions to end the violation of the sovereignty of...
05.07.2019|Foreign Ministry

Reinsalu discussed security and PACE with the new Foreign Minister of Denmark

Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu spoke on the phone to the Foreign Minister of Denmark Jeppe Kofod to congratulate his colleague on his new position. The foreign ministers discussed security, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), and energy security. According to Reinsalu...

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