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26.03.2021|Foreign Ministry

Updated information about restrictions on movement for passengers arriving in Estonia between 29 March and 4 April 2021

Due to the spread of the coronavirus, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs advises against any non-essential international travel. The spread of new coronavirus variants has caused the situation to change rapidly, and accordingly, states are imposing measures to control the spread of the illness at...
24.03.2021|Foreign Ministry

Liimets: Secretary of State Blinken affirmed continued US commitment to Baltic security

Today 24 March, Foreign Minister Eva-Maria Liimets and her Baltic counterparts met with the US Secretary of State Antony Blinken. The ministers reaffirmed their commitment to continued close cooperation and discussed issues related to the region, NATO, the EU, Russia and China.  “With Latvia...
24.03.2021|Foreign Ministry

Ministry of Foreign Affairs summons Chinese ambassador to launch a strong protest to sanctions imposed by the People’s Republic of China

Today 24 March, the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs called the Chinese Ambassador to Estonia Li Chao to strongly protest the sanctions imposed against citizens, think tanks and institutions of the European Union. China introduced sanctions against European parliamentarians, diplomats and...
24.03.2021|Foreign Ministry

NATO foreign ministers discussed Russia with the EU High Representative and foreign ministers of Sweden and Finland

Today 24 March, Foreign Minister Eva-Maria Liimets attended a meeting of NATO foreign ministers to discuss Russia and regional security. Swedish Foreign Minister Ann Linde, Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto and European Union’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep...
24.03.2021|Foreign Ministry

Joint statement by 19 states in support of the establishment of the International Accountability Platform for Belarus

Statement on behalf of Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States of America. As documented in the Moscow Mechanism report by...
24.03.2021|Foreign Ministry

Estonia and 18 states express their full support for the establishment of the International Accountability Platform for Belarus

Estonia with Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States of America express their full support for the establishment of the International...
23.03.2021|Foreign Ministry

Liimets: NATO is strong and should remain the pillar of Europe’s collective defence as it adapts to emerging threats

Foreign Minister Eva-Maria Liimets attends the meeting of NATO foreign ministers on 23 and 24 March. Today 23 March, the ministers discussed Afghanistan and the southern neighbourhood, as well as the Secretary General’s NATO 2030 initiative. This is the first time Antony Blinken, the Secretary of...
23.03.2021|Foreign Ministry

European affairs ministers discussed vaccine procurements, developing digital economy and organising the Conference on the Future of Europe

Today 23 March, Undersecretary for European Affairs Märt Volmer represented Estonia at the informal video meeting of European affairs ministers, which focused on the topics of the upcoming European Council – including COVID-19 vaccines and the digital economy – and preparations for the Conference...
23.03.2021|Foreign Ministry

European foreign affairs ministers focused on relations with Turkey and support for the Southern Neighbourhood

Yesterday 22 March, Foreign Minister Eva-Maria Liimets attended the Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels, where the focus was on the European Union’s relations with Turkey and the Southern Neighbourhood. They also discussed the European Union’s policy on Russia, support for Georgia, as well as the...
22.03.2021|Foreign Ministry

Estonia considers it vital to protect the rights of women and girls in Afghanistan

Minister of Foreign Affairs Eva-Maria Liimets was one of the keynote speakers at the UN Commission on the Status of Women event on the topic of the rights of Afghan women that took place on 19 March. ‘For almost two decades, Estonia and Afghanistan have maintained a close security and political...

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