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11.02.2020|Foreign Ministry

The speech of Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu about Estonian Foreign Policy in Riigikogu

President of the Riigikogu, members of the Riigikogu, diplomats, The foreign and security policy decisions of the incumbent Government of the Republic are guided by Estonia’s national interests, national sovereignty, and international law, following international agreements and the principles of...
03.02.2020|Foreign Ministry

The speech of Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu at the formal ceremony dedicated to the centenary of the Tartu Peace Treaty at the Vanemuine Concert Hall on 2 February 2020

President of the Republic, constitutional office-holders, freedom fighters, dear people of Estonia, On 4 December 1919, the prospects for peace were described as follows: “Will it work – it is unknown. It is certain that the Bolsheviks want peace but it is also certain they do not want peace for...
02.02.2020|Foreign Ministry

The speech of Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu at the formal ceremony dedicated to the centenary of the Tartu Peace Treaty at the Vanemuine Concert Hall on 2 February 2020

President of the Republic, constitutional office-holders, freedom fighters, dear people of Estonia, On 4 December 1919, the prospects for peace were described as follows: “Will it work – it is unknown. It is certain that the Bolsheviks want peace but it is also certain they do not want peace...
09.01.2020|Foreign Ministry

Statement by Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu at Security Council open debate on Upholding the United Nations Charter to Maintain International Peace and Security

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 Mr. President, On behalf of Estonia I would like to thank the government of Vietnam for...
09.10.2019|Foreign Ministry

Speech by Foreign Minister Reinsalu at Heritage Foundation (Washington): "No Alternative to Unity: Transatlantic Security Beyond 2020"

No Alternative to Unity: Transatlantic Security Beyond 2020 Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu at Heritage Foundation, 9 October 2019   Ladies and Gentlemen, dear friends, It is my distinct honour and pleasure to speak to you here today, as a representative of one free country in the...
13.02.2019|Foreign Ministry

How media can help integration in diverse societies

Lamberto Zannier 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...
12.02.2019|Foreign Ministry

The presentation of the Government at the foreign policy debate in Riigikogu

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...
02.02.2019|Foreign Ministry

Foreign Minister Sven Mikser speech to celebrate the anniversary of the Treaty of Tartu

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...
20.12.2018|Foreign Ministry

Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration - Explanation of Vote by ESTONIA (after the vote) by Ambassador Sven Jürgenson

Madame President, 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...
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02.03.2018|Foreign Ministry

Address by Foreign Minister Sven Mikser at an outdoor ceremony on Paide’s central square commemorating Estonian Independence Day, 24 February 2018

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...

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