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20.05.2016|Foreign Ministry

Statement by Foreign Minister Marina Kaljurand at the Conference on State Practice and the Future of International Law in Cyberspace on May 5, 2016

Statement by H.E. Marina Kaljurand Foreign Minister of Estonia   Dear Friends and Colleagues,   I cannot tell how much I appreciate you gathering here in Tallinn today. I know that many of you have, during the past months, participated in several events on the issue of norms, rules...
11.02.2016|Foreign Ministry


Honourable Chairman of the Riigikogu, Members of the Riigikogu, guests, ladies and gentlemen, Last year’s address on foreign policy was focused on security. And on this day, the priority of Estonia’s foreign policy continues to be security – both global as well as regional, but first and foremost...
03.12.2015|Foreign Ministry

Address by the Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs Mrs Marina Kaljurand at the OSCE Ministerial Meeting in Belgrade

Chairman, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, I would like to thank the Chairperson–in-Office for hosting the Ministerial Meeting here in Belgrade and I would like to commend you, Minister Dačić, and your team for your dedicated work throughout this challenging year. At our last...
25.09.2015|Foreign Ministry

Statement by the Foreign Minister of the Republic of Estonia H.E. Ms. Marina Kaljurand

At the Interactive dialogue: Tackling inequalities, empowering women and girls and leaving no one behind; during the Sustainable Development Summit in New York   Excellences, distinguished members of delegations, Ladies and Gentlemen, For the outset, let me congratulate all of us for the...
28.08.2015|Foreign Ministry

Welcome Statement by the Foreign Minister Marina Kaljurand to the members of the Institute of the International Law

Distinguished delegates of the Tallinn session of the Institute of the International Law, Dear Members of the Organising Committee, Ministers, Ladies and Gentlemen, It is a great honour and pleasure for me to welcome the members of the Institute of the International Law here in Tallinn. The...
23.07.2015|Foreign Ministry

Address by the Foreign Minister Marina Kaljurand on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the Welles Declaration

Mr. Ambassador, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen Today, 75 years ago, the United States made a crucial decision regarding the recognition of the continuing existence of Estonia and the other Baltic states. As we know, the 1939 Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact contained a secret protocol by which...
08.06.2015|Foreign Ministry

Address by the Minister of Foreign Affairs at the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA)

Estonian Foreign Policy Objectives in the Context of the Ukrainian Crisis Thank you to CEPA for inviting me here today. And thank you everyone for showing up on Monday morning to hear me speak. I would like to start by focusing on the issue that has been foremost on our minds this past year –...
19.05.2015|Foreign Ministry

Statement by Ambassador to Permanent Representative of Estonia to the Council of Europe, Gea Rennel at 125th Session of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe

Dear Ministers, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, I would like to focus today on our common values enshrined in the Statute of Council of Europe. Let us remind that the Council of Europe was formed to achieve greater unity between its member states for the purpose of safeguarding and...
05.05.2015|Foreign Ministry

Address by Foreign Minister Keit Pentus-Rosimannus at the handover ceremony of the 38th rotation of the NATO Air Policing mission in the Baltic States, the fourth rotation from Ämari

Your excellencies, Generals, Admiral, Dear service members, I am extremely pleased to welcome you to Ämari Air Base and to be a part of the ceremony marking the beginning of the 38th rotation of NATO Air Policing mission in the Baltic States, and fourth rotation from Ämari. Until September...
05.03.2015|Foreign Ministry

Statement by Estonia at UN Human Rights Council 28th Session, 4 March, 2015

Mr. President, My country, Estonia, is starting its 3-rd and final year on this Council. When starting our membership, we set clear priorities, the foremost among them being freedom of expression both on- and offline, rights of women and children and of indigenous peoples. Last Sunday my...


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