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16.05.2020|Foreign Ministry

Ministry of Foreign Affairs involves Estonian companies in providing international humanitarian aid

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is sending humanitarian aid to Ukraine, Georgia, Montenegro and North Macedonia in response to the countries’ requests. The aid is directed towards mitigating the impact of COVID-19 and in order to respond to the needs of the countries, the ministry is using goods...
15.05.2020|Foreign Ministry

Reinsalu: the socio-economic and political destabilisation of North Africa and the Middle East must be prevented

Today 15 May, Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu attended the informal video conference of the foreign affairs ministers of the European Union, which focused on the latest developments of in the Middle East and the peace process. They also discussed the impact of COVID-19 on North Africa and the...
15.05.2020|Foreign Ministry

Baltic foreign ministers in a joint statement: today’s meeting is a milestone in emerging from the crisis

Today 15 May, Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu is in Riga to sign a trilateral memorandum of understanding with the foreign ministers of Latvia and Lithuania. The foreign ministers made a joint statement emphasising the importance of cooperation between the Baltic States as well as with other...
15.05.2020|Foreign Ministry

MoU: Lifting Of Travel Restrictions Between Estonia, Latvia And Lithuania For Land, Rail, Air And Maritime Transport And Cooperation Thereof During The Covid-19 Crisis

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Estonia, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania, hereinafter referred to as the Participants Whereas: - The unprecedented situation pertaining to the spread of...
15.05.2020|Foreign Ministry

Minister Reinsalu is in Riga today and takes part in the informal video conference of European Union foreign affairs ministers

Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu is in Riga today 15 May to sign a memorandum of understanding on the free movement between the Baltic States with the foreign ministers of Latvia and Lithuania. An informal video meeting of the foreign affairs ministers of the European Union is held in the afternoon...
14.05.2020|Foreign Ministry

Foreign Minister Reinsalu spoke to the Foreign Minister of China

Today 14 May, Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu had a telephone call with the Foreign Minister of China Wang Yi. Estonia holds the rotating UN Security Council presidency this month and the phone call covered current Security Council issues as well as bilateral relations. The foreign ministers...
14.05.2020|Foreign Ministry

Travelling for work is permitted again between Finland and Estonia

From today 14 May, it is permitted to cross the border from Estonia to Finland according to employment relationships or duties, and visiting family members is also allowed. Border checks continue at ports and airports, where passengers must be ready to show proof of the purpose of their trip. The...
13.05.2020|Foreign Ministry

Baltic foreign ministers will sign an agreement on Baltic border crossing in Riga on Friday

Yesterday 12 May, as the coordinator of the Baltic and Nordic-Baltic cooperation formats (Nordic-Baltic 8, NB8) Estonia led video meetings between the foreign ministers of Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia and NB8 countries.  The aim of the video meeting of the foreign ministers of Estonia,...
13.05.2020|Foreign Ministry

Estonia highlighted the report of the OPCW on the use of chemical weapons in Syria at a UN Security Council meeting

Yesterday 12 May, a video meeting was held at the UN Security Council on the issue of chemical weapons in Syria, and as the current President, Estonia invited Fernando Arias, the Director General of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), to be one of the speakers. ...
12.05.2020|Foreign Ministry

Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu in a phone call with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo: we are cooperating efficiently

In a telephone call today, the Foreign Minister of Estonia and the Secretary of State of the United States discussed developments in the establishment of the Three Seas Investment Fund. “Despite these complicated times, we have made heady progress with setting up the Three Seas Investment Fund. I...

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