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11.09.2020|Foreign Ministry

Foreign Ministry travel update: new rules apply from Saturday when travelling to Latvia

The Foreign Ministry is announcing that due to the increased infection rate in Estonia, new rules apply when travelling to the Republic of Latvia from 00.00 on Saturday, and passengers from Estonia must self-isolate when entering Latvia. Latvia plans to add Estonia to its list of high-risk...
11.09.2020|Foreign Ministry

This year’s Cultural Award of the Foreign Ministry is awarded to Trad.Attack!

Today, Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu presented this year’s Cultural Award to the group Trad.Attack! for their successful international touring and introducing Estonia abroad. Presenting the award, Reinsalu highlighted the importance of cultural diplomacy even in the current complicated...
11.09.2020|Foreign Ministry

Estonia raised the attack on Alexei Navalny at the UN Security Council

Yesterday 10 September, at an open UN Security Council meeting on chemical weapons, Estonia condemned the attack on Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny with the Novichok nerve agent. According to Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu, the use of chemical weapons must bring serious consequences. “...
09.09.2020|Foreign Ministry

Nordic and Baltic foreign ministers discuss regional and global politics in Tallinn

On 8 and 9 September, Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu is hosting Nordic and Baltic (Nordic-Baltic 8, NB8) foreign ministers in Estonia. The foreign ministers agreed on a joint statement condemning the poisoning of the Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny with the Novichok nerve agent, and...
09.09.2020|Foreign Ministry

Estonia and Norway are preparing for cooperation at the UN Security Council

Yesterday 8 September, Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu met with the Foreign Minister of Norway Ine Marie Eriksen Søreide in Tallinn. The meeting covered bilateral and regional issues (Nordic-Baltic cooperation, the Arctic Council), foreign affairs developments and cooperation at the UN Security...
08.09.2020|Foreign Ministry

Foreign Minister Reinsalu spoke to NATO’s Secretary General

In a phone call today 8 September, Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu and the Secretary General of NATO Jens Stoltenberg discussed the latest foreign policy developments, including the crisis in Belarus and the poisoning of Alexei Navalny. Reinsalu stressed the importance of the international...
08.09.2020|Foreign Ministry

Reinsalu: Estonia highly appreciates Denmark’s contribution to Estonia’s security

Today, Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu met with the Foreign Minister of Denmark Jeppe Kofod, who is on a visit to Tallinn. The ministers discussed bilateral relations and regional cooperation, including on energy, as well as the situation in Belarus, transatlantic cooperation and other current...
04.09.2020|Foreign Ministry

Foreign Minister Reinsalu at the Security Council: the future of Belarus is in the hands of the people of Belarus

Today 4 September, Estonia led the first meeting of the UN Security Council aimed at the global community where discussions focused on the human rights violations in Belarus following the recent presidential elections in the country. “Today’s meeting was held at the most influential global forum...
04.09.2020|Foreign Ministry

New Estonian ambassador to Lithuania presented her credentials

Today, Estonia’s new ambassador to Lithuania Kai Kaarelson presented her credentials to President Gitanas Nausėda. In the conversation following the presentation ceremony, President Gitanas Nausėda and Ambassador Kai Kaarelson spoke about the relations of Estonia and Lithuania, the security...
04.09.2020|Foreign Ministry

Statement by Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia Urmas Reinsalu at UN Security Council Arria-Formula Meeting on Human Rights in Belarus

Allow me now to make a statement in my national capacity. We are following events in Belarus with deep concern and sadness. Political persecution in Belarus started months before the 9th of August election day. After forged elections, the people went to the streets to demand new and fair...


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