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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...
19.10.2010|Foreign Ministry

Remarks by Foreign Minister Urmas Paet at the Estonian Day at the 2011 World Expo in Shanghai

Estonian Day at the Shanghai World EXPO Welcoming Address by Estonian Foreign Minister Mr. Urmas Paet October 18, 2010 Dear Commissioner General (Mr. Hua Junduo) Dear guests, Ladies and gentlemen, I am proud to be here at the world exposition in Shanghai for the second time. This city is a...
11.10.2010|Foreign Ministry

Opening remarks by Foreign Minister Urmas Paet at the Energy Security Conference in Tallinn

Energy Security in the Baltic Region: Global Trends and Key Issues Ladies and Gentlemen, It is a great honour for me to open this conference on energy security in the Baltic region. Energy security is a topic that has come under deeper scrutiny not only on the regional level, but in the European...
22.09.2010|Foreign Ministry

Estonia's Statement at the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) General Conference in Vienna

Statement by Ambassador Eve-Külli Kala, Resident Representative to the IAEA at its 2010 General Conference 54th Session in Vienna September 22, 2010 Mr. President, On behalf of the Government of the Republic of Estonia I would like to congratulate you on your election as President of this...
21.09.2010|Foreign Ministry

Statement by Foreign Minister Urmas Paet at the United Nations Summit on Millennium Development Goals in New York

New York Mr. Secretary-General, thank you for convening this high-level meeting. First I would like to associate myself with the statement made on behalf of the European Union and would hereby like to offer the following comments on behalf of Estonia. Ministers, Excellencies, Ladies and...
19.07.2010|Foreign Ministry

Statement by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia Mr. Urmas Paet at the OSCE Informal Ministerial Meeting

Almaty, 16-17 July 2010 Mr. Chairman, Dear Colleagues, Ladies and Gentlemen First I would like to thank Minister Kanat Saudabayev and the whole Kazakh team for organising today’s meeting. Based on the OSCE’s 35 years of experience, we have learned that there is no security without...


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