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15.08.2019|Foreign Ministry

Erki Kodar becomes Undersecretary for Legal and Consular Affairs at the Foreign Ministry

On 1 September, Erki Kodar becomes the Undersecretary for Legal and Consular Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Kodar previously worked as the Undersecretary for Legal and Administrative Affairs at the Ministry of Defence. “I believe that with his solid background in legal affairs and...
14.08.2019|Foreign Ministry

Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu met with U.S. Senator Ron Wyden

Today 14 August, Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu met with United States Senator Ron Wyden to discuss political trends in Europe, bilateral relations of Estonia and the United States, and Russia-related threats to our region. Senator Wyden represents the state of Oregon and is a member of the...
12.08.2019|Foreign Ministry

Estonian expert joins the EU civil mission in Ukraine

Today, 12 August, Estonian expert Märt Palo joins the European Union mission in Ukraine (EUAM Ukraine) as a senior advisor on dealing with organised crime. The Estonian expert has been posted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. EUAM Ukraine is an advisory mission created in 2014 to assist the...
09.08.2019|Foreign Ministry

Foreign policy set to be aligned with the first long-term strategy

At the meeting of the Government of the Republic, a decision was adopted to submit the foreign policy development plan up to the year 2030 to the Riigikogu for debate, and also to open public consultations on the plan. The development plan aims to set out a common foreign policy of the government....
06.08.2019|Foreign Ministry

Estonia and the U.S. state of Maryland signed a cooperation agreement

Yesterday, 5 August, the Estonian Ambassador to the United States Jonatan Vseviov signed the new Memorandum of Cooperation in Annapolis in the United States, with the aim of developing relations between Estonia and the Maryland state government. “We have a long-running cooperation in security...
05.08.2019|Foreign Ministry

Estonia applies an additional measure in response to Russia’s aggression in Ukraine

Today, 5 August, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs made the decision to not recognise the passports issued by the Russian Federation to the residents of the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts after 24 April 2019, if the user of the passport was previously not a Russian citizen. The decision enters into...
01.08.2019|Foreign Ministry

Applying for and issuing identification documents abroad becomes easier

Today, following a proposal by Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu, the cabinet approved objectives on how to improve the accessibility of consular services for Estonians living abroad. Within the framework of these objectives, the processing of identity documents in foreign representations will be...
30.07.2019|Foreign Ministry

Gert Antsu named as new head of the Estonian Centre for Eastern Partnership

Jaan Reinhold, who has headed the Estonian Centre for Eastern Partnership for the past three years, will take up the post of the Estonian Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates. He will be succeeded by Gert Antsu, who previously served as Estonia’s highest-ranking diplomat in Ukraine. Both said...
25.07.2019|Foreign Ministry

In response to FM Reinsalu, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo confirmed his wish to increase cooperation with Estonia

At a meeting that took place recently in Tallinn with US Under Secretary of State David Hale, Foreign Minister Reinsalu delivered a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo about opportunities to increase cooperation between Estonia and the United States of America. In his response letter to...
23.07.2019|Foreign Ministry

FM Urmas Reinsalu discussed yesterday’s attack on Mali military base and fight against terrorism with French colleague

In a phone call with French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, Foreign Minister Reinsalu stressed the need for resolute international cooperation in the fight against radical Islamic terrorism. “Estonia’s brave soldiers, alongside our French allies, are in Mali to support the fight against...


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