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21.02.2013|Foreign Ministry

Address on Estonia’s foreign policy to the Riigikogu on behalf of the Government of Estonia 21.02.2013

Honourable chairman, Dear Members of the Riigikogu, Dear guests, We will soon celebrate the 95th birthday of the Estonian state. At the end of March the period of uninterrupted de facto independence will equal that which Estonia experienced before the war. The foundations of our statehood are...
15.01.2013|Foreign Ministry

21st Century Security Challenges and Future Possibilities

Foreign Minister Urmas Paet At the Sälen Conference Sälen, 14.I.2013   Your Royal Highness, Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen, dear friends, We are gathered here in this beautiful and peaceful winter resort at a time when the world around us is increasingly...
12.12.2012|Foreign Ministry

Foreign Minister Urmas Paet in the name of Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia at the meeting of the foreign ministers of the Friends of Syria group in Marrakech

I have the honour to speak on behalf of the Nordic and Baltic countries of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden and my own country Estonia. First, let me thank our host the Moroccan government, for convening this timely meeting. The situation in Syria is marked by...
12.09.2012|Foreign Ministry

Welcoming Remarks by Mr. Urmas Paet, Minister of Foreign Affairs at the seminar “10 Years of the International Criminal Court: A Focus on Victims”, 10.09.2012, Tallinn

Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, It is a pleasure to welcome you to this seminar. I am honoured to address such a distinguished and expert gathering on a subject of such importance. And I am glad to do this together with my Finnish colleague, Erkki. The discussions that will be held here in...
23.08.2012|Foreign Ministry

Audronius Ažubalis, Urmas Paet, Edgars Rinkēvičs, Guido Westerwelle: For a European Culture of Trust

23 August 1939 was a dark day for Europe. On that day, the Reich Foreign Minister von Ribbentrop and Molotov, the Soviet People’s Commissar of Foreign Affairs, signed the heinous Hitler-Stalin Pact. The secret additional protocol to the Pact defined Soviet and German spheres of influence in...
28.06.2012|Foreign Ministry

The EU and Turkey: Stronger together

The EU and Turkey: Stronger together By 16 EU foreign ministers At a time when the EU faces economic challenges and continuing instability in the Middle East, our relationship with Turkey matters more than ever. Last week saw the 50th EU/Turkey Association Council, which demonstrated the need to...
28.06.2012|Foreign Ministry

Statement by Estonian Permanent Representative to the United Nations Headquarters and Other International Organisations in Geneva Mr. Jüri Seilenthal at the 54th meeting of the UNHCR Standing Committee

Thank you, Mr Chairman, Let me first of all warmly welcome this first paperless meeting of the UNHCR Standing Committee, which is the crucial step towards innovative thinking and we hope it will lead to overall paper free UNHCR meetings in the future. We believe this is not only first steps of...
27.06.2012|Foreign Ministry

Statement by Estonian Permanent Representative to the United Nations Headquarters and Other International Organisations in Geneva Mr. Jüri Seilenthal at UNFPA Executive Board Annal sessioon 2012

Statement by Estonian Permanent Representative to the United Nations Headquarters and Other International Organisations in Geneva Mr. Jüri Seilenthal at UNDP/UNFPA/UNOPS Executive Board Annal sessioon 2012 (UNFPA Segment) 27 June 2012, Geneva Mr. President, Executive Director, Excellencies,...
25.06.2012|Foreign Ministry

Statement by Estonian Permanent Representative to the United Nations Headquarters and Other International Organisations in Geneva Mr. Jüri Seilenthal at UNDP Executive Board Annual session

Statement by Estonian Permanent Representative to the United Nations Headquarters and Other International Organisations in Geneva Mr. Jüri Seilenthal at UNDP/UNFPA/UNOPS Executive Board Annual session 2012 (UNDP Segment) 25 June 2012, Geneva Mr. President, Madam Administrator, Excellencies,...
29.02.2012|Foreign Ministry

Address by Foreign Minister Urmas Paet at the Panel discussion on the right to freedom of expression on the Internet

19th Human Rights Council Geneva, Switzerland Dear colleagues, On behalf of Estonia I’d like to express our appreciation for organizing this panel discussion and all the participants for their very useful contributions. Internet freedom is an important priority in Estonian foreign policy...

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