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06.11.2020|Foreign Ministry

Joint statement by the Foreign Ministers of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania on relations with the United States of America

Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania value the friendship and close historical ties between our countries and the United States of America very highly. We share common values and views on many challenges. We are close allies in NATO and have together promoted peace and stability across the world....
05.11.2020|Foreign Ministry

Report Under the Moscow Mechanism in Relation to Serious Human Rights Violations in Belarus

Statement Delivered by H.E. René Rosager Dinesen, Ambassador of Denmark Mr Chair, I am delivering this statement on behalf of the following delegations who, acting together, on 17 September invoked the Moscow Mechanism in relation to concerns centring around reports of serious human rights...
02.11.2020|Foreign Ministry

Joint Statement on the occasion of the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists (IDEI) on 2 November

Issued by the Chairs of the Groups of Friends on the Safety of Journalists and members of the Groups of Friends in Paris, New York, Geneva, Vienna (OSCE) and Strasbourg (CoE) listed in the annex On 2 November, the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists, established...
04.09.2020|Foreign Ministry

Statement by Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia Urmas Reinsalu at UN Security Council Arria-Formula Meeting on Human Rights in Belarus

Allow me now to make a statement in my national capacity. We are following events in Belarus with deep concern and sadness. Political persecution in Belarus started months before the 9th of August election day. After forged elections, the people went to the streets to demand new and fair...
12.08.2020|Foreign Ministry

Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace: Pandemic and the Challenges of Sustaining Peace

Thank you Mr. President, I would like to congratulate Indonesia for assuming the Security Council presidency for the month of August and for convening this timely meeting today. At the outset, please allow me to say few words about very worrying situation in Belarus. The presidential elections...
23.07.2020|Foreign Ministry

Joint statement by the U.S. Secretary of State and the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania

Today we celebrate the 80th Anniversary of the Welles Declaration, which laid the foundation for the United States of America’s non-recognition policy, by which it never formally accepted the occupation and annexation of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania by the Soviet Union. The Welles Declaration...
05.06.2020|Foreign Ministry

Minister's speech at the Honorary Consuls' virtual conference Digital Estonia Going Global

Dear Honorary Consuls, dear colleagues, good afternoon! Tere tulemast, sõbrad üle kogu maailma! For those of you who do not speak Estonian yet – my last sentence meant „welcome to our friends from all corners of the world!” It is indeed a great pleasure and honour to greet you all from Tallinn...
19.05.2020|Foreign Ministry

Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu at the Parliament of Estonia (Riigikogu) at the discussion of Estonia’s Foreign Policy Strategy 2030 on 19 May 2020

Members of the parliament, The objective of the foreign policy of the Republic of Estonia is to realise the full potential of all policy areas in international relations in order to ensure the comprehensive protection of Estonia’s national interests. The general objective of our foreign policy is...
15.05.2020|Foreign Ministry

MoU: Lifting Of Travel Restrictions Between Estonia, Latvia And Lithuania For Land, Rail, Air And Maritime Transport And Cooperation Thereof During The Covid-19 Crisis

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Estonia, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania, hereinafter referred to as the Participants Whereas: - The unprecedented situation pertaining to the spread of...
08.05.2020|Foreign Ministry

Estonia`s statement at the High-Level Meeting on the 75th Anniversary of the End of World War II in Europe

8 May 2020, "75 years from the end of the Second World War on European soil - lessons learned for preventing future atrocities, responsibility of the Security Council" Foreign Minister of Estonia Urmas Reinsalu Allow me now to make a statement in my national capacity. The Second World War...

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