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13.09.2001|Foreign Ministry

Statement of the Estonian Foreign Ministry

Estonia supports the statement of North Atlantic Council of September 12, 2001, that condemns the appalling attacks perpetrated against the United States of America and regards this an action covered by Article 5 of the North Atlantic Treaty. According to Article 5 an armed attack against one or...
11.09.2001|Foreign Ministry

To date, there is no information to indicate that there were any Estonian citizens among the casualties in the United States.

According to the official information which has reached Estonian authorities, there were no Estonian citizens among the casualties of the September 11 terrorist attacks in the United States. As of Wednesday, September 12, at 16:00, the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has not received any...
06.09.2001|Foreign Ministry

Spain's prime minister on his first visit to Estonia

On Tuesday, September 11th, Spain's prime minister José Maria Aznar will be in Estonia, visiting all candidate countries before the start of Spain's presidency of the European Union. Spain will hold the presidency of the European Union during the first half of next year. Spain's...
30.08.2001|Foreign Ministry

NATO: the Baltic dimension

By Harri Tiido, deputy undersecretary of the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs The Baltic Times, 30 August 2001 When reading news about the aspirations of a number of nations to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, we often meet two different terms for the process: "...
29.08.2001|Foreign Ministry

U.S. Senator John McCain comes to visit Estonia

Today, on 24 August U.S. Senator John McCain coming on a three days visit to Estonia will meet President Lennart Meri and Prime Minister Mart Laar and also visit Pärnu. On Friday, 24 August at 17.00 in the small hall of the Sakala Centre Senator McCain will hold a commemoration-lecture of the...
27.08.2001|Foreign Ministry

Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Re-establishment of Estonian-Danish Diplomatic Relations

The Address by Foreign Minister Toomas Hendrik Ilves at the Festive Concert in Vanalinna Stuudio Dear colleague, Ladies and Gentlemen, My dear friends, First of all, heartfelt thanks to my Nordic colleague for those kind words with which he described present day Estonia and the...
24.08.2001|Foreign Ministry

From Tragedy to Destiny: Estonia’s Place in the New Atlantic Order

The Robert C. Frasure Memorial Lecture Senator John McCain Tallinn, Estonia August 24, 2001 Bob Frasure died on a lonely road in war-torn Bosnia, another victim of Slobodan Milosevic’s tyranny, in pursuit of his vision of a Europe whole and free. When the last of the “Forest...
23.08.2001|Foreign Ministry

The visit of Danish Foreign Minister to Estonia marks 10 years of the restoration of relations between the two countries.

On Monday, 27 August Danish Foreign Minister Mogens Lykketoft together with his spouse will come to Estonia on a two-days official visit to meet the representatives of Estonia's Government and Parliament and participate at the celebration of the 10th anniversary of the restoration of...
07.08.2001|Foreign Ministry

Reflections of Estonia's Foreign Policy Landscape

Article by Toomas Hendrik Ilves (Mõõdukad – The Moderates) POSTIMEES, August 7, 2001 (unofficial translation) Although, here in Estonia, we have, of course, become accustomed to the fact that our nation’s foreign policy priorities have remained the same during the last ten years,...
25.07.2001|Foreign Ministry

President of France to visit Estonia

On the invitation of President Lennart Meri, President of France Jacques Chirac will come on a State visit to Estonia on Saturday 28 July. Chirac will be accompanied by French Minister of European Affairs Pierre Moscovici, State Secretary for Small Businesses, Trade, Craft and Consumption Francois...


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