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25.02.2021|Foreign Ministry

Joint Statement of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Baltic States concerning political situation in Georgia

We, the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania  express serious concerns over the political situation developing in Georgia and urge all political forces to act with restraint, de-escalate the situation and seek constructive solution in the interest of Georgia and all...
16.02.2021|Foreign Ministry

Report on foreign policy by Minister of Foreign Affairs Eva-Maria Liimets at the Parliament of Estonia

Honourable Members of Parliament, dear guests, In foreign policy, Estonia acts as a sovereign state to ensure that our interests are represented, our security is protected and our people’s lives improve. This year, we are celebrating the 30th anniversary of the restoration of our independence and...
07.02.2021|Foreign Ministry

Joint Statement of the Foreign Ministers of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania on the Day of Solidarity with Belarus

The Foreign Ministers of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, on the occasion of the Day of Solidarity with Belarus, express their support for the people of Belarus. Since August, the people of Belarus have peacefully stood for freedom and democracy. Week after week and month after month, Estonia,...
03.02.2021|Foreign Ministry

Joint statement on the 100th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Portugal and Estonia

In February 2021, Portugal and Estonia celebrate the 100th anniversary of diplomatic relations. This moment of celebration takes place during especially challenging times for the international community. In this context, Portugal and Estonia value with particular appreciation the strong and long...
01.02.2021|Foreign Ministry

Foreign Minister Eva-Maria Liimets' speech at Arctic Frontiers 2021 virtual conference “Building Bridges” session “Arctic Responses to COVID-19” 01.02.2021

Dear moderator, Dear panellists Distinguished audience First, allow me to start by stating how delighted I am to take part in such an esteemed conference as the Arctic Frontiers on its opening day. As this is also the first time when an Estonian member of Government addresses this...
04.12.2020|Foreign Ministry

Joint Statement of the Group of Friends of Georgia

1. This statement is delivered on behalf of Bulgaria, Canada, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Romania, Sweden, Ukraine, the United Kingdom and the United States of America. 2. We reaffirm our full support for Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial...
04.12.2020|Foreign Ministry

Estonian intervention by Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu at UN Human Rights Council discussion on situation in Belarus

Madame President, Estonia thanks the UN High Commissioner for her update on the human rights situation in Belarus. Every Sunday, for nearly four months now, we are waiting with bated breath for news from Belarus. We are feeling solidarity with the brave protesters who stand for their rights and...
03.12.2020|Foreign Ministry

Statement by Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs Urmas Reinsalu at 27th OSCE Ministerial Meeting

December 3, 2020, OSCE Ministerial Meeting Mr. Chairperson-in-Office, Excellences, Ladies and Gentlemen, Let me first express my sympathy and solidarity with all the people and nations of the world suffering from the coronavirus. I thank the Albanian team for hosting our meeting and commend...
20.11.2020|Foreign Ministry

Statement by Foreign Minister H.E. Mr. Urmas Reinsalu at Estonia's Arria meeting on the Peace Process in Afghanistan

Mr President, distinguished ministers, briefers, ambassadors and those watching us online, Allow me now to make a statement in my national capacity. The start of the Afghanistan Peace Negotiations on 12 September in Doha presented a historic opportunity to achieve the long-held aspirations of...
06.11.2020|Foreign Ministry

Joint statement by the Foreign Ministers of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania on relations with the United States of America

Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania value the friendship and close historical ties between our countries and the United States of America very highly. We share common values and views on many challenges. We are close allies in NATO and have together promoted peace and stability across the world....

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