Statement by H.E. Mr Urmas Reinsalu
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia
Security Council open debate on Upholding the United Nations Charter to Maintain International Peace and Security
9 January 2020
On behalf of Estonia I would like to thank the government of Vietnam for...
High Commissioner on National Minorities of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)
Today marks the launch of the “Tallinn Guidelines on National Minorities and the Media in the Digital Age”- issued by my Institution, the OSCE High Commissioner on...
The presentation of the Government at the foreign policy debate in Riigikogu
Foreign Minister Sven Mikser
Honourable Chair, honourable Riigikogu, dear guests,
Let me begin by looking back in history. In addition to celebrating the centenary of the birth of the Republic of Estonia, last...
Ladies and gentlemen,
Today, as we remember the Estonian War of Independence and the Treaty of Tartu that ended it, allow me to look at the past but also touch upon the present and what lies ahead.
It is symbolic that the centenary celebrations of Estonian statehood that began as early as a year...
Allow me, first, to commend the work of the co-facilitators Ambassador Gómez Camacho and Ambassador Lauber as well as the Special Representative of the Secretary General, Ms Louise Arbour for their leadership in this process.
Migration is a global phenomenon that requires...
Dear people of Estonia, distinguished guests,
My dear fellow citizens of the city of Paide,
Today we mark the passage of a century since the day on which the independent Republic of Estonia was declared. As Paide citizens, we can be proud that our hometown is one of the places where the...
Dear Madam Chair Cecilia Wikström, honourable members of the CCC, Ladies and Gentlemen
It is my great honour to be back here to give an update of the Estonian Presidency, the results achieved and progress made halfway into its term, but also to mark some of the topics that need further attention...
Thanks to President Juncker for his ambitious, clear and most of all, thoughtful speech. I am speaking here on behalf of the Estonian Presidency, not the Council that can obviously not have a position on the speech.
The last couple of...
Dear Mr. Kasemets,
Ladies and Gentlemen,
When Estonia set out to prepare for the incoming Presidency of the Council of the European Union, we had a clear timeline ahead of us. The first half of the 2018 had a set agenda, and as you all know, for Eastern Partnership, it was...
Today, it is a great honour and pleasure for me to discuss with you our priorities for the second half of the year. The Conference of Committee Chairs and the Council Presidency have a well-established tradition of meeting each other before the start of the Presidency for a broad exchange of views...