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19.12.2018|Foreign Ministry

UN General Assembly adopts Global Compact for Migration

Today, on 19 December, the UN General Assembly adopted the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration. A total of 154 countries, including Estonia, supported the compact. 5 UN Member States voted against. Estonia was represented at the UN General Assembly by Estonian Ambassador to the...
19.12.2018|Foreign Ministry

Mikser to the Chairman of the Parliament of Georgia: our friendship remains strong

Today, Foreign Minister Sven Mikser met with the Chairman of the Parliament of Georgia Irakli Kobakhidze to reaffirm Estonia’s continuing support for Georgia on its path towards the EU and NATO. “The friendship between our countries remains strong. We enjoy excellent cooperation in the fields...
18.12.2018|Foreign Ministry

UN General Assembly adopts resolution that affirms Global Compact on Refugees

Yesterday, on 17 December, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution on the Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees regarding questions relating to refugees, returnees and displaced persons and humanitarian questions that among other things affirms the global compact on...
Estonian ambassador Väino Reinart and Emperor of Japan Akihito. ©️Kunaicho/Imperial Household Agency
14.12.2018|Foreign Ministry

Estonia’s new ambassador to Japan presents credentials to Emperor Akihito

Väino Reinart, Estonia’s new ambassador to Japan, presented his credentials to Emperor Akihito in a formal ceremony in the Tokyo Imperial Palace on Thursday, 13 December. In the discussion that followed the ceremony, Ambassador Väino Reinart extended the heartfelt greetings of Kersti Kaljulaid,...
13.12.2018|Foreign Ministry

Estonian Ambassador to Luxembourg Toomas Tirs presents credentials

On Wednesday, 12 December, Estonia’s new Ambassador to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg Toomas Tirs presented his credentials to Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg. Ambassador Tirs resides in Brussels. In the discussion that followed the ceremony, Ambassador Tirs and Grand Duke Henri affirmed the...
12.12.2018|Foreign Ministry

Foreign Minister Mikser offers condolences to French counterpart

Foreign Minister Sven Mikser has offered condolences to French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian following the shooting in Strasbourg. “I offer my sincere condolences to the families and friends of the victims and wish a speedy recovery to those injured,” Mikser writes in the letter to his...
10.12.2018|Foreign Ministry

Foreign Minister Mikser: EU must respond to Russia’s activities with concrete steps

Today, Foreign Minister Sven Mikser was in Brussels for the meeting of EU Foreign Affairs Council. The Council discussed the situation in Ukraine and met with Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin. The foreign ministers also exchanged views on the Western Balkans, the EU-African Union...
06.12.2018|Foreign Ministry

Mikser at the OSCE Ministerial Council: we all would like to see peace in Ukraine

Today, Foreign Minister Sven Mikser attended the 25th OSCE (Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe) Ministerial Council in Milan where he acknowledged that the security situation in the region is a cause for concern and that the international community should seek solutions to...
06.12.2018|Foreign Ministry

Estonia strongly supports International Criminal Court as one of the pillars of rules-based world order

Today, on 6 December, Director General of the Legal Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Kerli Veski attended the 17th session of the Assembly of States Parties of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague. The session, taking place from 5 to 12 December, also marks the 20th...
Ambassador Toomas Kukk and president of Slovakia Andrej Kiska
06.12.2018|Foreign Ministry

Estonian Ambassador to Slovakia presents credentials

Estonia’s new Ambassador to Slovakia Toomas Kukk presented his credentials to President Andrej Kiska in Bratislava. The Ambassador resides in Vienna. After the ceremony, Ambassador Kukk and President Kiska discussed Estonia-Slovakia relations and opportunities to develop cooperation between the...

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