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15.02.2022|Foreign Ministry

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

Members of the Riigikogu, your excellencies, dear guests, Writing his memoirs, George Kennan, an American diplomat and one of the authors of the policy of containment, included a takeaway from his meeting with the Polish prime minister in 1944. “The jealous and intolerant eye of the Kremlin can...
08.10.2021|Foreign Ministry

Statement by H.E. Ms. Eva-Maria Liimets at the UN Security Council meeting on the situation in Belarus

Distinguished colleagues, guests, audience online and dear people of Belarus, Allow me first to make a statement in my national capacity. When we met last time in this format in January this year, we expressed our deep concern about what was and still is happening in the heart of Europe, in a...
02.07.2021|Foreign Ministry

Ms Eva-Maria Liimets at Generation Equality Forum WPS-HA Compact Session

Dear moderator, distinguished briefers, ladies and gentlemen, Estonia is proud to be a catalytic member of the Compact. We commend the process of developing the Compact under the excellent leadership of UN Women. The process has been truly inclusive, bringing together a wide range of...
19.05.2021|Foreign Ministry

Statement by H.E. Ms. Eva-Maria Liimets Security Council Open Debate: Peace and security in Africa

Mr. President, First, I would like to give my thanks to the briefers, Mr. Antonio Guterres, Mr. Achim Steiner and Mr. Moussa Faki Mahamat for their input to today’s meeting. We have lived in the pandemic for one and a half years now and we still see record-breaking numbers of new infections in...
07.05.2021|Foreign Ministry

Statement by H.E Ms Eva-Maria Liimets: Security Council Open Debate on the “Maintenance of international peace and security: upholding multilateralism and the United Nations-centred international system”

Mr President, Please accept my warm greetings to you and to the people of China. I warmly welcome Your Excellency Mr Bozkir here. I would like to thank the Chinese Presidency for organising this important meeting today. Estonia has always been a firm supporter of a rules-based international order...
04.05.2021|Foreign Ministry

Opening Statement by H.E. Eva-Maria Liimets in UN Human Rights Council Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review

Madam President, Distinguished representatives of Member States, Ladies and Gentlemen, It is an honour and privilege for me to address the UN Human Rights Council Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review and present the national report of Estonia submitted to the third Universal Periodic...
28.04.2021|Foreign Ministry

Statement by HE Eva-Maria Liimets at PGA High-Level Thematic Debate on Digital Cooperation and Connectivity: Whole-of-Society Approaches to End the Digital Divide

Your Excellency, Mr Volkan Bozkir, President of the General Assembly, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, I am pleased to be joining you today from Tallinn for this High-Level Thematic Debate on Digital Cooperation and Connectivity. A few months ago, Estonia celebrated the 25th birthday of the...
27.04.2021|Foreign Ministry

Statement by H.E Ms Eva-Maria Liimets at Security Council Open Debate on Protection of civilians in armed conflict: Indispensable civilian objects

Mr President, I extend warm greetings to you and to the people of Vietnam. I welcome Their Excellencies, Mr Lowcock, Maurer and Rudd to the meeting. I thank you for the insightful briefings. We welcome today’s topic of discussion. Estonia has placed rules based international order, compliance...
30.03.2021|Foreign Ministry

Statement by H.E. Mrs. Eva-Maria Liimets, Foreign Minister of Estonia, at the Brussels V Conference Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region

Excellences, dear colleagues, This month we mark the 10th anniversary of the tragedy of the Syrian people. Unfortunately, ten years since the start of peaceful protests in Syria, where forceful crackdowns turned into a full-scale civil war, we still do not see the light at the end of the tunnel....
29.03.2021|Foreign Ministry

Statement by Foreign Minister of Estonia Mrs. Eva-Maria Liimets at UN Security Council VTC meeting on the Humanitarian Situation in Syria

I would like to thank briefers for their valuable insight. Also, I would like to extend gratitude to humanitarian workers on the frontlines in Syria, who continue to provide aid to millions of people. This month we mark the 10th anniversary of the tragedy of the Syrian people. Unfortunately, a...

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