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21.11.2017  Estonian Ambassador to Tajikistan presents credentials
On Monday, 20 November, Estonia’s new Ambassador to Tajikistan, Heiti Mäemees, presented his credentials to the President of Tajikistan, Emomali Rahmon.“Estonia sees Central Asia as a strategically ...
17.11.2017  European Union denies support to unilateral Russian “glorification of Nazism” resolution
The EU’s 28 Member States, including Estonia, abstained in regard to a resolution introduced by Russia in the Third Committee of the UN General Assembly, entitled “Combating glorification of Nazism: ...
26.10.2017  Mikser: Ukraine remains committed to reforms
Foreign Minister Sven Mikser and the Head of the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada, Hanna Hopko, discussed preparations for the Eastern Partnership summit and the progress of ...
26.10.2017  Foreign Minister Mikser: Estonia will remain committed to Eastern Partnership
Foreign Minister Sven Mikser met today in Tallinn with Johannes Hahn, the European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Union Neighbourhood Policy, with whom discussions dealt with preparations for ...
16.10.2017  EU foreign ministers express continued commitment to Iran nuclear deal
At the Foreign Affairs Council meeting in Luxembourg, the European Union’s foreign ministers discussed the matter of the Iran nuclear deal (JCPOA) in light of US President Donald Trump’s decertification ...
05.09.2017  Foreign Minister Mikser thanks UK Foreign Secretary Johnson for contributing to regional security
Estonian Foreign Minister Sven Mikser participated yesterday in the meeting of top diplomats from the Nordic countries and Baltic states (NB8) with UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson. The meeting focused ...
04.09.2017  Foreign Minister Mikser condemns North Korean nuclear test
Foreign Minister Sven Mikser has denounced North Korea’s testing of a claimed hydrogen bomb over the weekend.“It is unacceptable for a country to violate the international obligations it has taken and ...
01.09.2017  Foreign Minister Mikser: ambitious goals must be set for the EU's Eastern Partnership summit
Foreign Minister Sven Mikser represented the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the EU at a meeting of the Visegrad countries and Eastern Partnership states in Budapest on August 31, where he stressed ...
29.08.2017  Foreign Ministry allocates 30,000 euros for Sierra Leone disaster relief
The Estonian Foreign Ministry has contributed 30,000 euros through the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies to alleviate the aftermath of mudslides in Sierra Leone earlier this ...
18.08.2017  Foreign Minister Mikser condemns terrorist attack in Barcelona
Estonian Foreign Minister Sven Mikser issued comments deploring the act of terrorism in Barcelona’s tourist district on August 17."We deepest condemn this brutal terrorist attack. Such inhuman attacks ...
14.07.2017  Estonia’s UN Security Council membership campaign kicks off
Yesterday, on 13 July, President of the Republic Kersti Kaljulaid officially launched Estonia’s campaign for non-permanent membership of the UN Security Council for 2020-2021 in New York. According to ...
14.07.2017  Mikser in Berlin: developments outside EU borders affect all of us
Today, at a conference in Berlin devoted to European Union Neighbourhood Policy, Foreign Minister Sven Mikser stressed that a strong neighbourhood is in the EU’s own interests and said the topic would ...
30.06.2017  Mikser: it is important to move forward with EU neighbourhood and enlargement policy
Today’s meeting of Foreign Minister Sven Mikser and the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini focused mainly on the organisational matters of ...
21.06.2017  Mikser discusses regional cooperation with foreign ministers of Baltic Sea states
Yesterday, Foreign Minister Sven Mikser participated in the meeting of ministers of foreign affairs of the Council of the Baltic Sea States in Reykjavik where he emphasised the importance of practical ...
14.06.2017  Foreign Minister Mikser: Estonia would like to strengthen IT-cooperation with Armenia
Yesterday, on 13 June, Foreign Minister Sven Mikser affirmed at a meeting with the Foreign Minister of Armenia Edward Nalbandian in Yerevan that Estonia would like to find opportunities for closer cooperation ...
12.06.2017  Foreign Minister Mikser: next step must be taken in EU-Azerbaijan relations
Today, Foreign Minister Sven Mikser met with the Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan Elmar Mammadyarov in Baku and affirmed the good relations between the two countries. He said that Estonia would like to cooperate ...
06.06.2017  Foreign Minister Mikser congratulates Montenegro on NATO accession
Foreign Minister Sven Mikser congratulated Montenegro which became a full member of NATO yesterday, on 5 June, upon depositing its instrument of accession to the North Atlantic Treaty with the US Senate. ...
04.06.2017  Foreign Minister Sven Mikser condemns London terrorist attack
Foreign Minister Sven Mikser condemned the terrorist attack in London in which more than 6 people were killed and more than 50 were injured according to initial information. “We strongly condemn ...
23.05.2017  Foreign Minister Sven Mikser condemns Manchester terrorist attack
Foreign Minister Sven Mikser condemned the terrorist attack in Manchester in which more than 20 people were killed and more than 50 were injured according to initial information.“Today is a sad day ...
13.05.2017  Mikser to NATO Deputy Secretary General: Europe takes its security seriously
Today, Foreign Minister Sven Mikser met with NATO Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller in the margins of the Lennart Meri Conference to discuss preparations for the NATO meeting of the Heads ...
12.05.2017  Mikser: main task of Estonia during Presidency of the EU Council to maintain EU unity and decisiveness
Today, Foreign Minister Sven Mikser met with the Foreign Minister of Latvia Edgars Rinkēvičs in Tallinn to discuss bilateral relations, regional cooperation and the questions of transport, energy ...
12.05.2017  Mikser to EU High Representative Mogherini: Estonia ready for the Presidency
Foreign Minister Sven Mikser affirmed at today’s meeting with the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini that Estonia is ready for the Presidency ...
08.05.2017  Foreign Minister Mikser: Estonia would like ambitious Eastern Partnership to remain in the focus of the EU foreign policy
Today, Foreign Minister Sven Mikser met with the Minister of EEA and EU Affairs of Norway Frank Bakke-Jensen. According to the ministers, the relations between Estonia and Norway are very good, characterised ...
27.04.2017  ERC Statement on situation in Chechnya
ERC Statement on situation in Chechnya Equal Rights Coalition asks Russia to conduct an investigation into prosecution of LGBTIs in Chechnya. Find the statement here: The undersigned Equal Rights ...
25.04.2017  Foreign Minister Mikser: hard work takes Georgia’s EU integration forward
Yesterday, Foreign Minister Sven Mikser acknowledged the determination of Georgia to carry out reforms as part of the EU integration process at the meetings with the leaders of Georgia in Tbilisi. ...
24.04.2017  Mikser in Khurvaleti: South Ossetia and Abkhazia integral parts of Georgia
Today, Foreign Minister Sven Mikser visited the administrative boundary line of Georgia's breakaway region of South Ossetia near the village Khurvaleti and reaffirmed support for Georgia’s sovereignty ...
23.04.2017  Foreign Minister Mikser offers condolences following incident with OSCE Special Monitoring Mission
Foreign Minister Sven Mikser offered condolences following the incident with the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission patrol in Luhansk, eastern Ukraine and condemned the incident. One member of the Special ...
21.04.2017  Estonia and Ukraine hold consultations on development cooperation and humanitarian aid
The Director General of the External Economic and Development Cooperation Department Jüri Seilenthal affirmed at the political consultations on development cooperation and humanitarian aid, held ...
21.04.2017  Foreign Minister Sven Mikser condemns Paris terrorist attack
Foreign Minister Sven Mikser condemned the yesterday’s terrorist attack on the Champs Élysées in Paris where one policeman was killed and two were wounded.“The security of Europe and our citizens is ...
12.04.2017  Foreign Minister Mikser: the EU must improve connectivities with Eastern Partnership countries
Foreign Minister Sven Mikser affirmed at the meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the Eastern Partnership and Visegrád countries in Warsaw today, that the EU must improve connectivities with the Eastern ...
10.04.2017  The Statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Estonia on the so-called elections and referendum in Georgia’s occupied region South Ossetia
Estonia condemns the so-called Presidential elections and referendum on amending the name of the Georgian occupied region South Ossetia that took place on April 9. Estonia finds these actions illegal ...
10.04.2017  Foreign Minister Mikser: Estonia supports Kyrgyz Republic in building e-State
Today, Foreign Minister Sven Mikser met with the Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic Erlan Abdyldaev visiting Estonia to discuss bilateral relations, including matters related to ICT, relations ...
08.04.2017  Ratas: The spirit of unity has always helped Estonians to overcome fear with dignity
St. John’s Church in St. Petersburg, 8 April 2017 - Prime Minister Jüri Ratas took part in the Estonia 100 celebrations in St. John’s Church in St. Petersburg and held a speech. Ratas emphasised that Estonians ...
07.04.2017  Statement by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia on the situation in Syria
The crisis in Syria has gone on for too long and efforts to solve the situation have not been successful. Humanitarian disaster caused by the civil war has grown to enormous proportions.The United ...
07.04.2017  Foreign Minister Sven Mikser offers condolences following the attack in Stockholm
Foreign Minister Sven Mikser offered condolences following the attack in central Stockholm during which at least three people were killed.“My condolences to the families and friends of those who ...
06.04.2017  Estonia allocates 150,000 euros to humanitarian aid in Ukraine
Foreign Ministry allocated 150,000 euros to three Estonian NGOs to alleviate the situation of internal refugees and victims of conflict in Ukraine. The allocation was equally divided between the ...
03.04.2017  Foreign Minister Sven Mikser offered condolences to his Russian colleague following the explosion in St Petersburg
Foreign Minister Sven Mikser offered condolences to his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov following the metro explosion in St Petersburg. “My sincere condolences to the families and friends of the victims ...
31.03.2017  Foreign Minister Mikser: NATO’s role in ensuring security and prosperity is invaluable
Foreign Minister Sven Mikser was in Brussels today and discussed stability of the NATO neighbourhood, transatlantic cooperation and policy towards Russia with his NATO colleagues.Alliance’s Foreign Ministers ...
28.03.2017  From today, Georgian citizens can travel to the EU and the Schengen Area without a visa
Today, Georgians were granted the freedom to travel to the EU and the Schengen Area for short stays without a visa. “We congratulate Georgia for achieving visa liberalisation. Estonia is delighted to ...
28.03.2017  Mikser: strong strategic partnership between the US and the Baltic states was reaffirmed
According to Foreign Minister Sven Mikser, it was reaffirmed today at the meeting of the Baltic foreign ministers and the US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson that strong strategic partnership between the ...
23.03.2017  Foreign Minister Mikser offered condolences following the London terrorist attack
“Yesterday’s tragic events in London on the anniversary of the Brussels terror attacks are a sad reminder to all nations and states in Europe and elsewhere of how fragile is human life against inconceivable ...
09.03.2017  Maasikas: developing the digital domain and free movement of data is one of the key priorities of the Estonian Presidency
At yesterday’s meetings at the European Parliament, Estonian Deputy Minister for EU Affairs Matti Maasikas introduced the upcoming Estonian Presidency’s priorities and their possible developments. ...
01.03.2017  Foreign Ministers of Estonia and Germany reaffirmed commitment to regional security
At today’s meeting, Foreign Minister Sven Mikser and the German Minister for Foreign Affairs Sigmar Gabriel discussed Estonian-German relations, Estonian Presidency of the EU Council, the future of the ...
27.02.2017  Foreign Minister Mikser reaffirmed support for Moldova’s integration into the EU and encouraged Moldova to implement reforms
Foreign Minister reaffirmed at the meeting with Moldova’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration Andrei Galbur the good relations between the two countries and encouraged Moldova to ...
24.02.2017  Address by the President of Estonia to Estonians abroad on the occasion of the 99th Anniversary of the Republic of Estonia
13.02.2017  Mikser to the Foreign Minister of Ukraine: Estonia and Europe will never leave Ukraine alone
Foreign Minister Sven Mikser met today in New York with the Foreign Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin. Ministers discussed the situation in eastern Ukraine, the Ukraine reform process and integration ...
10.02.2017  Maasikas: Estonia supports Moldova’s efforts to tie itself more closely with the European Union
Today, on 10 February, Estonian Deputy Minister for EU Affairs Matti Maasikas met with the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of the Republic of Moldova, Daniela Morari, ...
10.02.2017  Foreign Minister Mikser commended Georgia’s determined work in implementing reforms
Today, Foreign Minister Sven Mikser and the State Minister of Georgia on European and Euro-Atlantic Integration Victor Dolidze discussed Estonia-Georgia relations and cooperation in international ...
09.02.2017  Foreign Minister Mikser in the Riigikogu: the best way to defend Estonia’s national interests and foreign policy objectives is to remain true to our values
Foreign Minister Sven Mikser focused on Estonia’s key foreign policy issues and targets in his annual speech in the Riigikogu during the deliberation of foreign policy. Talking about Estonia’s foreign ...
07.02.2017  Estonia helps to alleviate the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will support the alleviation of the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine with 400,000€ to help restore housing and supply of drinking water and to alleviate the situation ...
06.02.2017  Foreign Minister Mikser: Europe stands with Ukraine
At today’s meeting of the EU foreign ministers in Brussels, the discussion focused on the situation in Ukraine.Foreign ministers of the EU expressed concern over the military action in Avdiivka, ...
03.02.2017  Statement by the Foreign Minister in relation to the situation in Ukraine
“We are deeply concerned about the escalating military action in Avdiivka, East Ukraine from 29th January onwards,” Foreign Minister said in his statement. “We also condemn the use of Grad missiles in ...
02.02.2017  Mikser on the Anniversary of the Tartu Peace Treaty: it is essential to know one’s values and remain true to them
Foreign Minister Sven Mikser emphasised on the Anniversary of the Tartu Peace Treaty the importance of it in gaining Estonia’s independence. “The Tartu Peace Treaty was the first and fundamental ...
25.01.2017  Teesalu: conflict prevention must be the core of UN’s work
Yesterday, Acting Undersecretary for Political Affairs Paul Teesalu was in New York at a high-level meeting that focused on sustainable development and peace-building, convened by the President of ...
24.01.2017  Maasikas: tackling the migration crisis is a litmus test of the EU’s ability to work together
Today, at the meeting of the EU General Affairs Council in Valetta, the Member States focused on the Priorities of the Maltese Presidency, the Summit taking place at the beginning of February and ...
23.01.2017  Foreign Minister: digital economy and innovative youth contribute to economic growth
Foreign Minister Sven Mikser spoke today at the Regional Forum of the Union for the Mediterranean „Mediterranean in Action: Youth for Stability and Development” in Barcelona about the role of youth, ...
12.01.2017  Mikser: strong and united Europe is the best guarantor of our shared values, peace and stability
Today, Foreign Minister Sven Mikser met with the Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius in Vilnius where they discussed Estonia-Lithuania relations, security, the future of Europe and regional ...
01.01.2017  Estonia takes over the Chairmanship of Baltic Cooperation
Starting from today, Estonia is the Chairman of the Baltic Cooperation for the next 12 months. The chairing country coordinates cooperation of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania in the Baltic Council of Ministers ...
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