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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...
22.07.2019|Foreign Ministry

Diplomats from EU and NATO countries will discuss essential cyberspace issues in Tallinn this week

The first-ever Tallinn Summer School of Cyber Diplomacy begins today, 22 July, bringing to Estonia approximately 80 diplomats, researchers and experts engaged in cyber issues from a total of 26 countries in Europe and beyond. The five-day event will address, among other things, topics such as...
17.07.2019|Foreign Ministry

Statement by Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu on occasion of the 5th anniversary of the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17

Today marks the fifth anniversary of the downing of passenger flight MH17 by a Russian BUK missile in Ukraine. Estonia mourns the 298 innocent victims of this terrible tragedy. It is absolutely essential that all those responsible for this abhorrent crime are brought to justice. Estonia reiterates...
15.07.2019|Foreign Ministry

EU Foreign Affairs Council discussed tensions around Iran nuclear deal

The EU Foreign Affairs Council met today, 15 July, in Brussels to discuss the situation in Iraq, Central African Republic and Iran, as well as recent developments surrounding the Iran nuclear deal. Estonia was represented by Estonia’s Permanent Representative to the EU, Ambassador Kaja Tael. “...
11.07.2019|Foreign Ministry

Foreign Minister Reinsalu and Under Secretary of State Hale discussed deepening cooperation

Today, 11 July, Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu met with the Under Secretary of State of the United States of America David Hale. At the meeting, the ministers discussed the bilateral and regional security cooperation between Estonia and the United States, cooperation in international organisations...

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