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09.06.2022|Foreign Ministry

Statement by Director General Jüri Seilenthal at the Meeting of the OECD Council at the Ministerial Level

Honorable Chair and Vice-Chairs, Secretary General, Dear Ministers, Ladies and Gentlemen, Russia’s aggression towards Ukraine has changed the world. Russia's attempt to suppress democracy, to forcibly change Europe's borders and the security situation in the world, is changing the political and...
20.05.2022|Foreign Ministry

Statement by Ms Eva-Maria Liimets, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Estonia in Turin

Distinguished Secretary General, Foreign Minister Di Maio, dear colleagues, Thank you, Italy, for convening this meeting. While we are here in Turin, Russia is continuing its war of aggression against Ukraine. This is also Kremlin’s ideological war that is targeting our core values and principles...
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...

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