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10.09.2019|Foreign Ministry

Estonia’s new ambassador to the OECD presented his credentials

Today 10 September, Clyde Kull, the new Estonian Ambassador to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) presented his credentials to the Secretary-General of the OECD Angel Gurría at the organisation’s headquarters in Paris. Following the presentation ceremony,...
09.09.2019|Foreign Ministry

Estonia participates in two important UN working groups for international cyber stability this autumn

Today 9 September, the first meeting of the UN Open-ended Working Group is held in New York City, and Estonia is represented by Estonian Ambassador at Large for Cyber Security Heli Tiirmaa-Klaar. The working group focuses on cyber security and has been created as an addition to the UN Group of...
05.09.2019|Foreign Ministry

Estonian Ambassador to Spain Mariin Ratnik presents her credentials

Today 5 September, Estonian Ambassador to Spain Mariin Ratnik presented her credentials to King Philip Felipe VI. The meeting following the presentation ceremony was also attended by Foreign Minister Josep Borrell Fontelles who is the candidate for the position of the High Representative of the...
05.09.2019|Foreign Ministry

Foreign Minister Reinsalu: we will protect our citizens and entrepreneurs in case of a no-deal Brexit

Today 5 September, Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu briefed the government on Estonia’s preparations for the possibility of the United Kingdom exiting the European Union without an agreement. According to Prime Minister Jüri Ratas, the United Kingdom leaving the European Union without an agreement...
05.09.2019|Foreign Ministry

Ambassador Rasmus Lumi becomes Estonia’s Permanent Representative to the Council of Europe

Yesterday 4 September, Estonia’s Permanent Representative to the Council of Europe Rasmus Lumi presented his credentials to the Secretary General of the Council of Europe Thorbjørn Jagland in Strasbourg. During the conversation following the presentation ceremony, Ambassador Lumi welcomed the...
05.09.2019|Foreign Ministry

Reinsalu congratulates the new Foreign Minister of Ukraine

Yesterday 4 September, Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu spoke to Vadym Prystaiko, the new Foreign Minister of Ukraine over the phone to wish him luck in his new position. The foreign ministers spoke at length about security and Urmas Reinsalu reaffirmed Estonia’s support for Ukraine in standing up...
02.09.2019|Foreign Ministry

Estonian Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates presents his credentials

Yesterday 1 September, the new Estonian Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates Jaan Reinhold presented his credentials to the Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and the ruler of the Emirate of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum at the Presidential Palace in Abu...
31.08.2019|Foreign Ministry

Today marks 25 years since the withdrawal of Russian troops from Estonia

Today, 31 August marks 25 years since, according to the July Treaties, the last Russian troops left Estonian soil and the restoration of independence was finally completed. At a formal reception that took place yesterday night, Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu expressed his gratitude and...
30.08.2019|Foreign Ministry

Estonia’s Ambassador to the UN and other international organisations in Geneva presented her credentials

Yesterday 29 August, Estonia’s Ambassador to the UN and other international organisations in Geneva Katrin Saarsalu-Layachi presented her credentials to Director-General of United Nations Office in Geneva Tatiana Valovaya.  During the conversation following the ceremony, discussion...
30.08.2019|Foreign Ministry

Reinsalu: Russian and Chinese activities in the Arctic must be closely monitored

Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu discussed the Arctic policy of the European Union on the second day of the informal meeting of EU foreign ministers (Gymnich) held in Helsinki. “Geopolitical developments in the Arctic have an impact on Europe as a whole,” said Reinsalu. “Russian and Chinese...

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