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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...
24.03.2021|Foreign Ministry

Joint statement by 19 states in support of the establishment of the International Accountability Platform for Belarus

Statement on behalf of Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States of America. As documented in the Moscow Mechanism report by...
12.03.2021|Foreign Ministry

Opening words by Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Estonia, H.E. Ms Eva-Maria Liimets on high-level Arria-formula meeting on Crimea

Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen, Allow me now to make a statement in my national capacity. As many today have already said, the situation in Crimea continues to deteriorate. The Russian Federation has unlawfully imposed its laws and justice system there, and is conducting a severe crackdown...

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