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07.05.2020|Foreign Ministry

Estonia holds a major international discussion on the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War

Tomorrow is the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War on European soil. To mark this anniversary, Estonia is organising a high-level international meeting as part of its UN Security Council Presidency. “The world is currently facing one of the greatest crisis of recent decades....
07.05.2020|Foreign Ministry

The following is a joint statement by U. S. Secretary of State and the Foreign Ministers of Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, and Slovakia

Joint statement by the U.S. Secretary of State and the Foreign Ministers of Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, and the United States ahead of the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War Marking the 75th anniversary of the end...
06.05.2020|Foreign Ministry

Minister Reinsalu stressed the importance of digitalisation in the fight against COVID-19 at a UN digital cooperation webinar today

Today 6 May, Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu spoke at a UN webinar in the series titled Digital Cooperation During COVID-19 and Beyond on the topic of online safety and security. It is a series of high-level webinars co-hosted by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) and the Office of...
30.04.2020|Foreign Ministry

Estonia takes over the UN Security Council presidency

From 1 May, Estonia will hold the presidency of the UN Security Council for a month. Estonia plans to pay particular attention to the connections between the COVID-19 pandemic and the security environment, cybersecurity, the fundamental principles of international law, including the protection of...
29.04.2020|Foreign Ministry

Foreign Minister Reinsalu spoke to the French foreign minister ahead of Estonia's UN Security Council Presidency

In a phone call with the French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, Urmas Reinsalu thanked France on behalf of Estonia for helping Estonian citizens return home with evacuation flights. Reinsalu briefed him on Estonia’s UN Security Council Presidency, which begins on 1 May. They talked about the...
29.04.2020|Foreign Ministry

Baltic foreign ministers discussed the coordinated opening of borders

In a video meeting, the foreign ministers of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania discussed reopening movement between the countries, as well as Baltic cooperation. The ministers noted that the aim was to come to a coordinated decision, and agreed on the main topics of trilateral negotiations. The...
29.04.2020|Foreign Ministry

Urmas Reinsalu discussed cooperating on opening borders with the Finnish foreign minister

Yesterday 28 April, Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu met by video with his Finnish colleague Pekka Haavisto. They discussed measures taken in response to the COVID-19 crisis and possible ways to open borders in the future. Reinsalu said that both Finland as well as Estonia had taken efficient...
23.04.2020|Foreign Ministry

European Union foreign ministers discussed support for Ukraine and other eastern partners during the coronavirus crisis

At an informal video meeting of European Union foreign ministers today 22 April, talks focused on supporting Ukraine’s reform efforts during the coronavirus crisis, and resolving the difficult security and humanitarian situation in Ukraine. Underlining the importance of supporting Eastern...
22.04.2020|Foreign Ministry

Undersecretary Volmer: we value the unity and solidarity of the European Union

At a video meeting of ministers for European affairs today 22 April, Estonia was represented by the Foreign Ministry’s Undersecretary for European Affairs Märt Volmer, who stressed that Estonia valued the unity and solidarity of the EU, continued information exchange between member states and the...
21.04.2020|Foreign Ministry

Foreign Minister Reinsalu: Russia is attempting to destabilise Ukraine under the cover of the coronavirus crisis

At a video conference held today 21 April with his Ukrainian counterpart Dmytro Kuleba, Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu emphasised that Russia had not taken any real steps towards the peaceful resolution of the conflict in eastern Ukraine, and was using every opportunity during the current...

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