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19.05.2020|Foreign Ministry

Urmas Reinsalu presenting the Foreign Policy Strategy at the parliament: the consistency of Estonia’s foreign policy is ensured

Today, Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu presented Estonia’s Foreign Policy Strategy covering the period up to 2030 at the Parliament of Estonia (Riigikogu). It is the first time a forward-looking comprehensive strategy has been composed. It is centred on the idea that all sectoral actions of the...
19.05.2020|Foreign Ministry

Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu at the Parliament of Estonia (Riigikogu) at the discussion of Estonia’s Foreign Policy Strategy 2030 on 19 May 2020

Members of the parliament, The objective of the foreign policy of the Republic of Estonia is to realise the full potential of all policy areas in international relations in order to ensure the comprehensive protection of Estonia’s national interests. The general objective of our foreign policy is...
18.05.2020|Foreign Ministry

Joint statement of the foreign ministers of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Georgia and Ukraine condemns the persecution of Crimean Tatars

On the 76th anniversary of the mass deportation of Crimean Tatars, the foreign ministers of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Georgia and Ukraine made a joint statement, commemorating all victims and condemning Russia's continued repressions against the Crimean Tatar people in the Russia-occupied...
18.05.2020|Foreign Ministry

Joint statement by foreign ministers of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Georgia and Ukraine on the 76th anniversary of the Crimean Tatar people deportation

76 years ago, on 18 May 1944, the Soviet regime criminally deported the Crimean Tatar people from the territory of their historic residence - Crimea - to distant areas of Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and the Russian Federation. Just in the first years of exile almost half of all deported Crimean...
16.05.2020|Foreign Ministry

Ways to increase the UN Security Council’s openness discussed during Estonia’s presidency

Yesterday 15 May, an open VTC meeting on enhancing the working methods of the UN Security Council and adjusting to crisis conditions was held as part of Estonia’s presidency of the Security Council. One of Estonia’s objectives in the Security Council is to increase the transparency and efficiency...
16.05.2020|Foreign Ministry

Ministry of Foreign Affairs involves Estonian companies in providing international humanitarian aid

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is sending humanitarian aid to Ukraine, Georgia, Montenegro and North Macedonia in response to the countries’ requests. The aid is directed towards mitigating the impact of COVID-19 and in order to respond to the needs of the countries, the ministry is using goods...
15.05.2020|Foreign Ministry

Reinsalu: the socio-economic and political destabilisation of North Africa and the Middle East must be prevented

Today 15 May, Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu attended the informal video conference of the foreign affairs ministers of the European Union, which focused on the latest developments of in the Middle East and the peace process. They also discussed the impact of COVID-19 on North Africa and the...
15.05.2020|Foreign Ministry

Baltic foreign ministers in a joint statement: today’s meeting is a milestone in emerging from the crisis

Today 15 May, Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu is in Riga to sign a trilateral memorandum of understanding with the foreign ministers of Latvia and Lithuania. The foreign ministers made a joint statement emphasising the importance of cooperation between the Baltic States as well as with other...
15.05.2020|Foreign Ministry

MoU: Lifting Of Travel Restrictions Between Estonia, Latvia And Lithuania For Land, Rail, Air And Maritime Transport And Cooperation Thereof During The Covid-19 Crisis

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Estonia, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania, hereinafter referred to as the Participants Whereas: - The unprecedented situation pertaining to the spread of...
15.05.2020|Foreign Ministry

Minister Reinsalu is in Riga today and takes part in the informal video conference of European Union foreign affairs ministers

Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu is in Riga today 15 May to sign a memorandum of understanding on the free movement between the Baltic States with the foreign ministers of Latvia and Lithuania. An informal video meeting of the foreign affairs ministers of the European Union is held in the afternoon...

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