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17.07.2010|Foreign Ministry

Statement by Foreign Minister Mr. Urmas Paet at the OSCE Informal Ministerial Meeting in Almaty

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 respect for human...
01.07.2010|Foreign Ministry

Address by Foreign Minister Urmas Paet at the Economic and Social Council Substantive session of 2010 high-level segment General Debate

Implementing the internationally agreed goals and commitments in regard to gender equality and empowerment of women United Nations Headquarters New York 1 July 2010 Mr. President, Estonia aligns itself with the address made earlier by the European Union and would hereby like to make the...
27.05.2010|Foreign Ministry

Speech by Foreign Minister Urmas Paet at the XVIII EU-ASEAN Ministerial Meeting

Madrid, 25 - 27 May 2010 “Future directions” Ministers, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen I believe that today’s topic very clearly reflects the phase of the relations between the European Union and the Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN). Our partnership has grown...
20.05.2010|Foreign Ministry

Opening Remarks by Foreign Minister Urmas Paet at the conference "Opportunities for Green Industry in Estonia"

Estonia’s Responsibility for the Global Environment Dear Commissioner, Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen At the outset I would like to commend the organizers of today’s event for holding this conference dedicated to the World Day and for raising a most challenging and relevant question...
11.05.2010|Foreign Ministry

Estonia's Statement at the 120th Session of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe

11 May 2010, Strasbourg Statement by Mr. Marten Kokk Secretary of State, Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ministers, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, At the outset, I would like to commend, like many previous speakers, our Secretary General for the dedication and determination he has...
31.03.2010|Foreign Ministry

Statement by Foreign Minister Urmas Paet at the International Donors' Conference Towards a New Future for Haiti

United Nations Headquarters New York 31 March 2010   Mr. President, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti in the beginning of the year destroyed so much, and so undeservedly. A catastrophe of such magnitude touches us all, since there is not...
03.03.2010|Foreign Ministry

Estonia's statement at the 54th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women

New York, 1-12 March 2010 Statement by Ms Kadi Viik, Head of the Gender Equality Department of the Ministry of Social Affairs of Estonia Mr Chair, My delegation aligns itself with the statement made earlier by the European Union and would hereby like to offer the following comments on behalf of...
03.03.2010|Foreign Ministry

Statement by Foreign Minister Urmas Paet at the 13th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council

Geneva, 3 March 2010 Mr. President, High Commissioner, Ministers, Ladies and Gentlemen, I would like to begin by expressing my sincere condolences and the sympathy of Estonian people to the people of Chile after the tragic earthquake on 27 February. Human rights is a topic that concerns...
11.02.2010|Foreign Ministry

Address by Foreign Minister Urmas Paet to the Riigikogu on behalf of the Government of Estonia 11 February 2010

Overview of Estonia’s Foreign Policy Honourable Chairman, Respected Members of the Riigikogu, Dear guests, Today’s foreign policy address is mainly concentrated on the following topics: security, external economic policy, and the European Union. In all three of these realms the last...
20.01.2010|Foreign Ministry

The speech of Foreign Minister Urmas Paet in the think tank Demos Europa in Warsaw

Challenges Facing the European Union Excellencies, Ladies and gentlemen, Dear friends! First of all I would like to thank you all for the wonderful opportunity to be able to speak today in this respected think tank. This year in September it will be thirty years since the beginning of...


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