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30.09.2020|Foreign Ministry

The UN Security Council discussed the Nagorno-Karabakh issue on the initiative of Estonia

Yesterday 29 September, a discussion was held at the UN Security Council on the initiative of Estonia, Belgium, Germany, France and the United Kingdom to address the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh. Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu said the extensive military conflict that erupted on Sunday in...
11.09.2020|Foreign Ministry

Estonia raised the attack on Alexei Navalny at the UN Security Council

Yesterday 10 September, at an open UN Security Council meeting on chemical weapons, Estonia condemned the attack on Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny with the Novichok nerve agent. According to Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu, the use of chemical weapons must bring serious consequences. “...
04.09.2020|Foreign Ministry

Foreign Minister Reinsalu at the Security Council: the future of Belarus is in the hands of the people of Belarus

Today 4 September, Estonia led the first meeting of the UN Security Council aimed at the global community where discussions focused on the human rights violations in Belarus following the recent presidential elections in the country. “Today’s meeting was held at the most influential global forum...
04.09.2020|Foreign Ministry

Statement by Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia Urmas Reinsalu at UN Security Council Arria-Formula Meeting on Human Rights in Belarus

Allow me now to make a statement in my national capacity. We are following events in Belarus with deep concern and sadness. Political persecution in Belarus started months before the 9th of August election day. After forged elections, the people went to the streets to demand new and fair...
02.09.2020|Foreign Ministry

Estonia holds a discussion on human rights in Belarus at the UN Security Council

On Friday 4 September, on the initiative of Estonia and backed by other UN member states, an Arria-formula meeting is held at the UN Security Council to discuss human rights. An overview of the state of human rights in Belarus will be given via video link by the UN Special Rapporteur on the...
18.08.2020|Foreign Ministry

Estonia initiated a discussion on the events in Belarus at the UN Security Council

Today 18 August, Estonia and the United States initiated a discussion at the UN Security Council on the situation in Belarus and its potential impact on peace and security in Europe. Representing Estonia, Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu expressed deep concern over the excessive use of force by the...
06.08.2020|Foreign Ministry

Estonia raised Russia’s aggression against Georgia at the UN Security Council

Yesterday 5 August, at a formal meeting of the UN Security Council, Estonia alongside the United States, Belgium, Germany, France and the United Kingdom raised the issue of Russia’s actions against Georgia. “This week marks 12 years since the beginning of Russia’s aggression in Georgia. We...
03.07.2020|Foreign Ministry

At the UN Security Council pandemic debate Reinsalu called for compliance with the COVID-19 resolution

Yesterday 2 July, Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu attended the UN Security Council’s open debate on pandemics and security. “Since the start of the pandemic, Estonia has advocated for the UN Security Council to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on peace and security. This is why we are particularly...
01.06.2020|Foreign Ministry

Estonia completes its first UN Security Council presidency

Today 1 June, Estonia is passing the UN Security Council presidency baton to France. According to Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu, Estonia successfully completed its presidency programme. “The month of May put Estonia’s foreign service at the heart of crisis diplomacy during one of the...
29.05.2020|Foreign Ministry

Foreign Minister Reinsalu expressed concern at the UN Security Council over Russia’s increased military presence in Libya

Yesterday 28 May, Josep Borrell, the European Union’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy briefed the Security Council at Estonia’s invitation. The meeting looked at ongoing crises where both the European Union and the UN are involved in resolution efforts. Foreign...


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