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08.05.2020|Foreign Ministry

Foreign Minister Reinsalu: unfortunately, not all have learnt the lessons of the Second World War

Presenting Estonia’s national statement at a high-level event commemorating the end of the Second World War in Europe, Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu emphasised that unfortunately conflicts have not stopped in Europe and Russia’s aggression against Ukraine and Georgia continued. According to...
07.05.2020|Foreign Ministry

Estonia holds a major international discussion on the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War

Tomorrow is the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War on European soil. To mark this anniversary, Estonia is organising a high-level international meeting as part of its UN Security Council Presidency. “The world is currently facing one of the greatest crisis of recent decades....
30.04.2020|Foreign Ministry

Estonia takes over the UN Security Council presidency

From 1 May, Estonia will hold the presidency of the UN Security Council for a month. Estonia plans to pay particular attention to the connections between the COVID-19 pandemic and the security environment, cybersecurity, the fundamental principles of international law, including the protection of...
29.04.2020|Foreign Ministry

Foreign Minister Reinsalu spoke to the French foreign minister ahead of Estonia's UN Security Council Presidency

In a phone call with the French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, Urmas Reinsalu thanked France on behalf of Estonia for helping Estonian citizens return home with evacuation flights. Reinsalu briefed him on Estonia’s UN Security Council Presidency, which begins on 1 May. They talked about the...
18.04.2020|Foreign Ministry

Estonian Foreign Minister and foreign ministers of 23 UN member states make a joint declaration aimed at enhancing international cooperation in preventing the spread of the coronavirus

According to Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu, the global spread of COVID-19 is proof of the importance of international cooperation. “The coronavirus doesn’t care about state borders and international organisations must work together,” said the Foreign Minister. “We must learn from the situation,...
16.04.2020|Foreign Ministry

Reinsalu: international organisations must learn from the COVID-19 pandemic and support the reform of healthcare systems

Today 16 April, at a video meeting of the Alliance for Multilateralism, which was initiated by France and Germany, Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu emphasised that stronger support was needed for the UN secretary-general’s call for a global ceasefire. The alliance includes more than 50 UN member...
08.04.2020|Foreign Ministry

Estonia and other European Union members of the UN Security Council call on Russia to cooperate with the MH17 investigation

Today 8 April, discussing other business and at Russia’s initiative, the UN Security Council covered the investigation into the downing of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 . On the initiative of Estonia, European Union member states currently on the UN Security Council and Poland made a joint...
07.03.2020|Foreign Ministry

Estonia led discussions at the UN Security Council on the deteriorating human rights situation in Crimea

Yesterday 6 March, an informal (Arria-Formula) meeting was held at the UN Security Council in New York on the initiative of Estonia to discuss the deteriorating human rights situation in Crimea. The meeting was chaired by Paul Teesalu, Undersecretary for Political Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign...
05.03.2020|Foreign Ministry

Estonia raised cybersecurity for the first time at the UN Security Council

Today 5 March, at a meeting of the UN Security Council, Estonia, the United States and the United Kingdom condemned the extensive cyberattacks on Georgia in October 2019. It was the first time cyberattacks were officially discussed as a separate issue at the Security Council. “The aim of the cyber...
04.03.2020|Foreign Ministry

Estonian youth can get a close look at international diplomacy at the UN

The Estonian Foreign Ministry and the Union of Estonian Youth Organisations are announcing a competition to find a second UN youth delegate who would serve until April 2021. Starting from today, all young people of Estonia aged 18-24 can apply to become a representative of the young. The volunteer...

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