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27.04.2021|Foreign Ministry

Statement by H.E Ms Eva-Maria Liimets at Security Council Open Debate on Protection of civilians in armed conflict: Indispensable civilian objects

Mr President, I extend warm greetings to you and to the people of Vietnam. I welcome Their Excellencies, Mr Lowcock, Maurer and Rudd to the meeting. I thank you for the insightful briefings. We welcome today’s topic of discussion. Estonia has placed rules based international order, compliance...
27.04.2021|Foreign Ministry

Estonia and the United States explored cooperation opportunities to support sustainable development in the Arctic

Yesterday 26 April, the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Polar Institute of the US think tank Wilson Center held a joint virtual seminar on sustainable development in the Arctic. Representatives of the United States and Estonia discussed ways of advancing cooperation to solve the...
23.04.2021|Foreign Ministry

Updated information about restrictions on movement for passengers arriving in Estonia between 26 April and 2 May 2021

Due to the spread of the coronavirus, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs advises against any non-essential international travel. Before arriving in Estonia, you must fill out a traveller’s questionnaire. The questionnaire can be completed within three days of your arrival in Estonia. This makes...
23.04.2021|Foreign Ministry

Estonia condemns the undermining of Czech sovereignty and informed the Russian ambassador of the expulsion of a Russian diplomat

Today 23 April, the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs summoned the Ambassador of the Russian Federation Aleksander Petrov to launch a strong protest in relation to information received from the Czech Republic that the explosion in an ammunition warehouse in Vrbetice in 2014 was organised by the...
22.04.2021|Foreign Ministry

Estonia supports development and humanitarian aid projects in Ukraine with half a million euros

Estonia is allocating half a million euros to improve the situation of internally displaced people and conflict victims in Ukraine. Estonia is supporting the expansion of NGO Mondo’s digital capabilities programme to the schools in Ukraine’s crisis-affected regions and the provision of...
22.04.2021|Foreign Ministry

Estonia and Switzerland celebrate a hundred years of diplomatic relations

22 April marks a hundred years from the day the Swiss ambassador in Germany sent a formal letter to the representative of Estonia in Berlin, confirming Switzerland’s de jure recognition of the Republic of Estonia and establishing formal diplomatic contacts. The first ambassador of Switzerland was...
21.04.2021|Foreign Ministry

European affairs ministers discussed rule of law, EU-UK relations and COVID-19 vaccines

Yesterday 21 April, Undersecretary for European Affairs Märt Volmer attended the video meeting of European affairs ministers, who discussed rule of law, EU-UK relations, COVID-19 EU coordination, the Conference on the Future of Europe and European Union enlargement. In the framework of the annual...
19.04.2021|Foreign Ministry

EU foreign affairs ministers reaffirmed their support for Ukraine

Today 19 April, Foreign Minister Eva-Maria Liimets attended the informal video meeting of EU European affairs ministers, discussing the situation in Ukraine and Ethiopia. The ministers also touched upon events in Georgia, Belarus, Myanmar and Russia. They discussed Russia’s recent actions around...
19.04.2021|Foreign Ministry

Foreign Minister attends the informal meeting of the Foreign Affairs Council

Foreign Minister Eva-Maria Liimets attends the informal video meeting of European Union foreign ministers today 19 April. The ministers will discuss the situation in Ukraine and Ethiopia. Other topics include Georgia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Belarus and Russia. The ministers will also have an...
16.04.2021|Foreign Ministry

Updated information about restrictions on movement for passengers arriving in Estonia between 19 and 25 April 2021

Due to the spread of the coronavirus, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs advises against any non-essential international travel. The spread of new coronavirus variants has caused the situation to change rapidly, and accordingly, states are imposing measures to control the spread of the illness at...

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