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15.09.2011|Foreign Ministry

After 20 years. By Audronius Ažubalis, Ģirts Valdis Kristovskis and Urmas Paet

15.09.2011 / European Voice The foreign ministers of the Baltic states reflect on 20 years of independence and on their countries' evolving foreign policy. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the international recognition of the restored independence of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. The...
08.06.2011|Foreign Ministry

Address by Foreign Minister Urmas Paet on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the restoration of diplomatic relations between Norway and Estonia (Latvia and Lithuania) in Oslo

Kjære Norske venner (Dear Norwegian friends), Dear colleagues, Takk for sist , Jonas and let me first thank you for bringing us together on this very special occasion. After all, what greater joy is there for a small country than the freedom it fought for and longed for over the course of...
07.06.2011|Foreign Ministry

Address by Foreign Minister Urmas Paet at the 16th Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS) Ministerial Session in Oslo

Dear Colleagues, Ladies and Gentlemen It is always good to be in Oslo and to discuss the challenges standing before our region in such an inspiring and informal atmosphere. I would also like to thank our good hosts for a successful chairmanship and to wish much strength to Germany’s...
06.06.2011|Foreign Ministry

Address by Foreign Minister Urmas Paet at the 10th ASEM Foreign Ministers' Meeting in Budapest: "Working Together on Cyber Security Threats"

Ministers, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen I am pleased to attend the Asia-Europe Meeting once again in order to discuss the global challenges we face. In the times of accelerated globalization, no country is in a position to isolate itself or disregard emerging security challenges. To...
16.05.2011|Foreign Ministry

Opening remarks by MFA Secretary General Mr. Alar Streimann at the regional meeting of OPCW (Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons) National Authorities in Tallinn

10th regional meeting of OPCW National Authorities of States Parties in Eastern Europe Welcoming remarks by Mr. Alar Streimann, Secretary General of the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Dear Director General, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, It is a pleasure to welcome you, Mr. Üz...
11.05.2011|Foreign Ministry

Statement by Foreign Minister Urmas Paet at the 121st Session of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe

11 May 2011, Istanbul Mr. Chairman, Dear Colleagues, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, Let me begin by going 50 years back in time and recalling the important role the Council of Europe played in supporting Estonia’s quest for regaining our freedom. Twenty years after the violent...
08.02.2011|Foreign Ministry

Address by Foreign Minister Urmas Paet to the Riigikogu on behalf of the Government of Estonia 8 February 2011

Overview of Estonia’s Foreign Policy Honourable Chairman, Respected Members of the Riigikogu, Dear guests, 2010 was a very special year for Estonia’s foreign policy, encompassing many achievements. Thanks to these accomplishments, we can in this address talk not only about Estonia...
27.01.2011|Foreign Ministry

Remarks by Foreign Minister Urmas Paet at the Holocaust Remembrance Day in Klooga

Dear representatives of Estonian Jewish Community, Excellencies, Dear guests, Ladies and gentlemen, Together with many countries around the world, we commemorate the victims of the Holocaust on this day. Today’s ceremony marks 66 years since the liberation of Auschwitz – Birkenau...
19.11.2010|Foreign Ministry

Remarks by Foreign Minister Urmas Paet at the Young Atlanticist Summit in Lisbon

Lisbon, 19 November 2010 “NATO and the Future of Europe” Dear young leaders, delegates of this Summit, Estonia is a relatively young member of the North-Atlantic Treaty Organisation, having joined the alliance six and a half years ago. So we, too, are keen to learn, just like you....
11.11.2010|Foreign Ministry

Remarks by Foreign Minister Urmas Paet at the international conference on "Woman, Peace and Security – the Afghan view" in Tallinn

11 November 2010, Tallinn Excellencies, Ladies and gentlemen, First I would like to thank the organisers for bringing together such a distinguished audience in order to discuss the future steps in addressing women, peace and security. The question of the role of women in conflicts has always...

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