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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...
01.12.2009|Foreign Ministry

Statement by Foreign Minister Urmas Paet at the 17th OSCE Ministerial Council Meeting

Athens, 1 December 2009 Mr. Chairman, Ministers, Ladies and Gentlemen, Let me begin by thanking our Greek hosts for the excellent chairmanship during this entire year, including the successful launch of the Corfu process, and wishing Kazakhstan every success in carrying forward the OSCE’s...
08.09.2009|Foreign Ministry

Sea, saunas, beer and a chance to revive the Baltic region

By Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet Urmas Paet navigates a course for the Baltic Sea strategy and for regional co-operation in other parts of Europe. Did you know that the Baltic Sea is the shallowest sea in the world, just 52 metres deep on average? Its connection to the ocean is so...
07.07.2009|Foreign Ministry

Keynote speech by Foreign Minister Urmas Paet at the ECOSOC High-Level Segment in Geneva

ECOSOC High - Level Segment 6 July 2009, Geneva Address by Mr. Urmas Paet, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia Dear Director General, Ladies and Gentlemen I am deeply honoured to address the distinguished audience here today. I would like to touch upon some very urgent and challenging...
08.06.2009|Foreign Ministry

Foreign Minister Paet's Opening Remarks at the Bolzano/Bozen Recommendations Seminar

The OSCE HCNM Recommendations on National Minorities in Inter-State Relations and their Implementation in the Baltic Sea region Roundtable, 8 June 2009 in Tallinn Honourable Commissioner, Ladies and Gentlemen It is my honour and privilege to co-host today’s expert roundtable on...
04.06.2009|Foreign Ministry

Address by Foreign Minister Urmas Paet at the 16th Council of the Baltic Sea States Ministerial Meeting

"Charting a course for future cooperation in the Baltic Sea Region" Dear Colleagues, Ladies and Gentlemen I am pleased to begin my remarks here today by stating that the CBSS Reform, as agreed in the Reform Declaration, has had a successful launch. Thus we can hope that the...


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