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30.12.2011  Estonia Supports UN in Fighting Against Child Trafficking in Yemen
No. 424-E The Foreign Ministry is donating 50 000 euros through the UN Children’s Fund UNICEF to support the organisation’s activities in ensuring that children who have been separated from ...
29.12.2011  Civic leaders gathering to kick off a global cleanup action
In  less than 100 days, civic leaders in more than 80 countries will start with the most ambitious civic action in history: World Cleanup 2012. Leaders from all over the world are gathering in Tallinn, ...
28.12.2011  Estonia Helping Georgia Combat Violence Against Women
No. 422-E The Foreign Ministry is supporting the fight against sexual and domestic violence in the lives of internally displaced women in Georgia by donating 55 000 euros through the Ofiice of the United ...
28.12.2011  Estonia Supports Activities of NGOs through USA Government Fund
No. 423-E The Foreign Ministry is supporting the Lifeline Embattled NGOs Assistance Fund created by the government of the United States with 20 000 euros. The goal of the fund is to protect the activities ...
23.12.2011  Competition for Estonian-Latvian and Latvian-Estonian Translation Prize Begins
For the third time the Latvian and Estonian Ministries of Foreign Affairs have announced that the competition for recognising the best Latvian and Estonian-language translators is now open. The winner ...
21.12.2011  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Estonia-France Relations Have Intensified Significantly
No. 420-E At his meeting in Paris yesterday with his French colleague Foreign Minister Alain Juppé, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet emphasised that over the past year relations between Estonia and France ...
19.12.2011  Estonian Contribution to UN Central Emergency Response Fund Helps Aid Reach Victims of Disasters Quickly
No. 417 –E Yesterday in New York at the donor meeting of the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF), which was also attended by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet stated ...
19.12.2011  Estonia Helping Helmand Province Build Up Health Care Sector
No. 418-E The Foreign Ministry is supporting the outfitting of the health care employee training centre located in the city of Lashkar Gah, Afghanistan, as well as the general development of the health ...
16.12.2011  Estonia Supporting Studies of Afghan Schoolchildren in Wintertime
The Foreign Ministry is supporting an uninterrupted school year that will continue through the winter for over half a million Afghan children by donating 50 000 euros through UNICEF. The UNICEF project ...
16.12.2011  120 Countries Have Joined International Criminal Court
No. 415–E Speaking to the member states of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in New York yesterday, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that the court’s growing legal activity has led to ...
15.12.2011  Support for European Union’s Common Sales Law Growing
No. 413-E At the Justice Affairs Council held today, Estonia’s Ambassador to the EU Matti Maasikas said that we consider it very positive that more and more European Union member states have started ...
14.12.2011  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Protection and Promotion of Human Rights is Part of Estonia’s Identity
No. 412-E At his meeting in New York with UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navanethem Pillay, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet stated that the promotion and protection of human rights is a part of Estonia’s ...
14.12.2011  New Budget and Schengen Area Reform Discussed at European Union Home Affairs Council
No. 411-E The European Union Justice and Home Affairs Council that gathered today in Brussels discussed matters related to the new multi-year financial framework. In accordance with the proposals of the ...
13.12.2011  Estonia Sees International Criminal Court as Measure for Preventing New Crimes Against Humanity
No. 410-E At his meeting in New York yesterday with current Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) Luis Moreno Ocampo and the newly chosen next prosecutor Fatou Bensouda, Foreign Minister ...
13.12.2011  Estonia Assumed Leadership of Assembly of States Parties of International Criminal Court
Yesterday in New York the 120-member Assembly of the International Criminal Court (ICC) chose Estonian representative Tiina Intelmann as president of the Assembly of States Parties of the ICC. For the ...
09.12.2011  Estonian Welcomes Croatia’s Coming Accession to the European Union
No. 407-E Foreign Minister Urmas Paet stated that Estonia welcomes Croatia’s accession to the European Union. “Today in Brussels Croatia signed an accession agreement with the European Union ...
09.12.2011  Estonia Considers Restriction of Internet Access Unacceptable
No. 406-E Today at the conference on internet freedom being held in The Hague, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that peoples’ right to express themselves freely must apply in cyberspace as well. ...
08.12.2011  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Estonia Prepared to Contribute to Afghanistan Until Situation There Stabilises
No. 405-E During their meeting today in Brussels, the foreign ministers of the NATO member states and other countries contributing to the operation in Afghanistan emphasised that the transfer of responsibility ...
08.12.2011  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Differing Stances on Missile Defence Hinder NATO-Russia Co-operation
No. 404-E At the meeting of the NATO and Russian foreign ministers in Brussels this morning, it was agreed that there are many areas in which NATO-Russia co-operation is effective, for example the fight ...
08.12.2011  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: NATO Must Retain Its Defence Capability, Even in Economically Difficult Time
No. 403-E According to Foreign Minister Urmas Paet, who is currently participating in the NATO foreign ministers’ meeting in Brussels, both the USA and European allies must make vital decisions ...
08.12.2011  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: NATO’s Open-Door Policy Must Continue
No. 402-E At the official meeting of NATO foreign ministers that began in Brussels today the focus was on Kosovo, Afghanistan, Northern Africa and the Middle East, missile defence, and partnership relations. ...
07.12.2011  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Estonia Supports Giving European Union Candidate Country Status to Serbia and Starting Accession Negotiations with Montenegro
No. 396-E At a meeting of the foreign and European affairs ministers of the European Union in Brussels, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that Estonia supports giving Serbia European Union candidate country ...
07.12.2011  Foreign Minister Paet Met With Foreign Ministers of Kazakhstan, Serbia, and Macedonia
No. 400-E While meeting with Kazakh Foreign Minister Yerzhan Kazykhanov in Vilnius today, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that the opening of an Estonian embassy in Astana will support the growth of ...
07.12.2011  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet Met With Foreign Minister of Tajikistan
No. 399-E Today in Vilnius Foreign Minister Urmas Paet spoke to Foreign Minister of Tajikistan Hamrohon Zarifi about the Aleksei Rudenko situation and opportunities to develop bilateral relations. “Today ...
06.12.2011  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: OSCE Must Be More Active in Resolving Long-Term Conflicts
At the meeting of the foreign ministers of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) held in Vilnius today, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that the greatest threat in Europe’s ...
06.12.2011  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet in Bonn: Estonia Will Help to Build Up Afghanistan After 2014 As Well
Foreign Minister Paet said that the international community confirmed its dedication to building up Afghanistan in Bonn today. Paet said the goal is for Afghanistan to never again be the source of international ...
06.12.2011  Estonian Students and Foreign Ministry Feel Guaranteeing Afghan Children’s Access to Education is Essential for Future of Country
No. 391-E Students in the Estonian schools that have friendship schools in Afghanistan gave a joint letter to Foreign Minister Urmas Paet today in which they focused on the educational situation in Afghanistan. Over ...
02.12.2011  Estonian Ambassador to Canada Presents Credentials
On 1 December, Estonian Ambassador to Canada Marina Kaljurand presented her credentials to Governor General of Canada David Johnston. The Estonian ambassador resides in Washington. The Estonia Embassy ...
01.12.2011  European Union Ready for New Sanctions Against Iran
No. 386-E The European Union’s concern over Iran’s nuclear programme is growing and the union condemns the attack on the Embassy of Great Britain in Tehran. Foreign Minister Urmas Paet stated ...
01.12.2011  European Union Foreign Ministers Discuss Situation in Syria
No. 382-E Tomorrow, 1 December, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet will participate in a meeting of the European Union foreign ministers in Brussels, where they will be discussing the situations in the southern ...
01.12.2011  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet in Slovakia: European Union Still Attractive to New Aspirants to Join
No. 384-E Today Foreign Minister Urmas Paet together with Slovakian Foreign Minister Mikuláš Dzurinda opened Estonia’s first honorary consulate in Slovakia in Bratislava. “Honorary ...
30.11.2011  Estonia Condemns Attack on Embassy of Great Britain in Tehran
Estonia condemns the attack on the British Embassy in Tehran by Iranian protestors that took place today. Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that it is condemnable that Iran is not capable of fulfilling ...
28.11.2011  Presidents of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Poland to Meet in Estonia
No. 72-TT On 1 December Toomas Hendrik Ilves, President of Estonia – which this year is chairman of Baltic co-operation – will host the heads of state of Latvia and Lithuania Andris Bērziņš ...
28.11.2011  On Citizens’ Day, Estonia Recognises Promoters of Public Diplomacy
No. 380-E In honour of Citizens’ Day, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet is thanking and recognising active promoters of public diplomacy with thank-you letters. The recipients have helped to introduce ...
22.11.2011  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet in Canberra: Estonia Values Australia as International Co-operation Partner
No. 376-E At his meeting with Australian Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd today in Canberra, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that Australia is a good co-operation partner to Estonia and the European Union ...
21.11.2011  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet Opened Estonian Consulate General in Sydney
No. 374-E Today Foreign Minister Urmas Paet opened the Estonian Consulate General in Sydney, which is Estonia’s first diplomatic representation in Australia. At the opening of the consulate general, ...
21.11.2011  Foreign Minister Paet to Open First Estonian Diplomatic Representation in Australia
Nr 373-E Tomorrow, within the framework of his visit to Australia, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet will open the Estonian Consulate General in Sydney. Foreign Minister Paet stated that the opening of a consulate ...
18.11.2011  Estonia Supports Development of Infrastructure in European Union Neighbour Countries
No. 372-E Estonia would like for the Neighbourhood Investment Facility Trust Fund to help strengthen the connectivity of the infrastructures of the European Union and its neighbouring countries in the ...
17.11.2011  Foreign Minister Paet: Estonia Could Contribute More to Discussion on Human Rights Issues as Member of UN Human Rights Council
No. 371-E Foreign Minister Urmas Paet stated that the protection and promotion of human rights is one of Estonia’s fundamental values as well as one of its foreign policy priorities. Paet stated ...
17.11.2011  Estonian Ambassador to Ukraine Presents Credentials
No. 370-E On Wednesday, 16 November, Estonian Ambassador to Ukraine Lauri Lepik presented his credentials to President Viktor Yanukovych. Ambassador Lauri Lepik and President Viktor Yanukovych spoke about ...
16.11.2011  Estonia Does Not Recognise Elections Organised in South Ossetia
No. 365-E Estonia does not recognise the elections that were organised on Georgia’s territory in South Ossetia on 13 November, which disregard Georgia’s territorial integrity and sovereignty ...
16.11.2011  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet Discussed Deeper Connection Between Development Co-operation and Human Rights With European Commissioner
No. 368-E Foreign Minister Urmas Paet discussed the European Union’s new development co-operation policy during his meeting with European Commissioner Andris Piebalgs in Brussels. The foreign minister ...
16.11.2011  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: European Union Helping to Increase Security in Horn of Africa Region and Somalia
No. 367-E Estonia supports the approval of the Strategy for the Horn of Africa, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said at the meeting of the European Union foreign ministers in Brussels. The foreign ministers ...
15.11.2011  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Aims of European Development Co-operation Must Be More Clear
No. 364-E The European Union’s new development co-operation policy will help to achieve better results through giving development aid, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said last night at the meeting of ...
15.11.2011  Estonia Supports Continuing Enlargement of European Union
No. 362-E At the discussion between the European Union foreign ministers on the topic of further European Union enlargement last night in Brussels, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that regardless of the ...
15.11.2011  Estonia Wants Unified Pressure from International Community to End Violence in Syria
No. 361-E Foreign Minister Urmas Paet stated that developments in Tunisia have reached the point where the European Union can give the country comprehensive support for the rapid initiation of reforms, ...
14.11.2011  Estonia Supports European Union’s Long-term Involvement in Building Up Afghanistan
No. 360-E The European Union along with other members of the international community must participate in building up Afghanistan’s administrative systems and developing the capabilities of its public ...
14.11.2011  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: European Union Must Clearly Establish Primary Interests in Relations with Russia
No. 358-E At the meeting of the European Union foreign ministers in Brussels yesterday, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that the European Union’s co-operation with Russia is necessary and the European ...
14.11.2011  Estonia Helping to Provide Education to Palestinian Children
No. 356-E The Foreign Ministry is supporting the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees with 50 000 euros for its education-related project in Palestine, the goal of which is to ...
14.11.2011  Estonia Opens Tenth Honorary Consulate in USA in New Orleans
No. 355-E Estonia can now boast ten honorary consulates in the United States, after Estonian Ambassador to the United States Marina Kaljurand and Consul General in New York Sten Schwede opened the newest ...
11.11.2011  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Close Relations Are Needed Between European Union and Turkey
No. 354-E During his meeting in Tallinn today with Turkish Minister for European Affairs and Chief Negotiator Egemen Bagis, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet confirmed Estonia’s support for the continuation ...
10.11.2011  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Afghanistan Needs Support of International Community Even After 2014
No. 353-E At the joint session of the national defence and foreign affairs committees of Riigikogu, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet spoke about developments in Afghanistan, extending Estonia’s mission ...
10.11.2011  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Promotion and Protection of Human Rights is Part of Estonia’s Identity
No. 350-E At the European Union-Russia Civil Society Forum held in Tallinn today, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet emphasised that the promotion and protection of human rights is a part of Estonia’s identity ...
10.11.2011  Estonia Opened Honorary Consulate in Atlanta in the United States
No. 352-E On Wednesday, 9 November, Estonian Ambassador to the United States Marina Kaljurand and Consul General in New York Sten Schwede opened the Estonian Honorary Consulate in Atlanta, Georgia. The ...
09.11.2011  Minister for European Union Affairs and Chief Negotiator of Turkey to Visit Estonia
Minister for European Union Affairs and Chief Negotiator of Turkey Egemen Bagis will be in Estonia for a visit on Friday, 11 November. He will be meeting with Foreign Minister Urmas Paet. He also has ...
09.11.2011  Minister for European Union Affairs and Chief Negotiator of Turkey to Visit Estonia
No. 70-TT Minister for European Union Affairs and Chief Negotiator of Turkey Egemen Bagis will be in Estonia for a visit on Friday, 11 November. He will be meeting with Foreign Minister Urmas Paet. He ...
07.11.2011  Foreign Ministry Coming Events: 7 - 13 November 2011
7.-8.11 Consultations on legal and consular affairs between the foreign ministries of Estonia and the Czech Republic will take place in Tallinn. The Estonian delegation will be led by Foreign Ministry ...
04.11.2011  Estonia Chosen as Member of UNESCO “Man and Biosphere” Programme
No. 349-E Today, 4 November, Estonia was chosen to be a member of the International Co-ordinating Council of the “Man and Biosphere” (MAB) programme during the 36th UNESCO General Conference ...
03.11.2011  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Europe’s Economic Worries Must Not Turn into Political Crisis
No. 348-E Speaking at Sorbonne University in Paris, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that taking into account the economic situation in the European Union, it is essential to plan many steps ahead and ...
01.11.2011  Foreign Ministry to Welcome Visitors on Open House Day
No. 347-E In honour of its 93rd anniversary, the Foreign Ministry is inviting visitors to attend an open house on Tuesday, 8 November from 13.00 until 16.00. Guests will become acquainted with the work ...
31.10.2011  Ambassador Kokk: Estonia’s Level of Activity in UNESCO Has Grown Significantly in Recent Years
No. 345-E In his speech at the 36th UNESCO General Conference in Paris today, Estonian Ambassador to UNESCO Marten Kokk emphasised that Estonia has already been a member of UNESCO for 20 years and in that ...
31.10.2011  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Estonia and Latvia Must Intensify Co-operation in Energy and Transport Issues
No. 346-E In his meeting in Tallinn today with the new foreign minister of Latvia Edgars Rinkēvičs, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet emphasised that it is in the interests of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania to ...
28.10.2011  New Latvian Foreign Minister to Visit Estonia
No. 67-TT On Monday, 31 October, the new foreign minister of Latvia Edgars Rinkēvičs will be in Estonia for a visit and meet with Foreign Minister Urmas Paet. This will be the Latvian foreign minister’s ...
28.10.2011  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Estonian Spirit Made Stronger By More People Knowing About Our Language and Literature
No. 344-E Yesterday at a reception at the Estonian Embassy in Helsinki, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet emphasised that being the theme country for the Helsinki Book Fair is a great honour for Estonia. “This ...
27.10.2011  Estonian Ambassador to Kyrgyzstan Presents Credentials
No. 343-E Today in Bishkek Ambassador Jaan Hein presented his credentials to President of the Kyrgyz Republic Roza Otunbajeva. He is the first Estonian ambassador to Kyrgyzstan. The ambassador resides ...
27.10.2011  Estonia Helping Victims of Earthquake in Turkey
The Foreign Ministry is donating 100 000 euros to support the Turkish Red Crescent organisation in helping victims of the earthquake and dealing with the aftermath of the natural disaster. The sum was ...
27.10.2011  Estonia is Active Supporter of International Criminal Court
No. 341-E At the at the presentation of the annual report of the International Criminal Court (ICC) that took place during the UN General Assembly in New York yesterday, Foreign Ministry Undersecretary ...
24.10.2011  Foreign Ministry Coming Events: 24 – 30 October 2011
24-28.10 Foreign Ministry Undersecretary for Legal and Consular Affairs Lauri Bambus will participate in the International Law Week taking place at the UN. On 26 October Bambus will give a speech at the ...
21.10.2011  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Estonia-Finland Co-operation Based on Common Goals and Values
No. 339-E At his meeting in Tallinn today with Finnish Parliament Speaker Eero Heinaluoma, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet emphasised that co-operation between Estonia and Finland and within the Baltic Sea ...
21.10.2011  Estonian Ambassador to Bulgaria Presents Credentials
No. 338-E On Thursday, 20 October, Estonian Ambassador to Bulgaria Toomas Kukk presented his credentials to Bulgarian President Georgi Parvanov. In the conversation that followed the presentation of credentials, ...
20.10.2011  Estonia Condemns Terror Attack on Turkey
No. 337-E   Foreign Minister Urmas Paet condemned the terrorist attack in south-east Turkey organised by the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), as a result of which 26 Turkish soldiers were killed ...
20.10.2011  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet Recognised Moldova’s Progress in Implementing Reforms for EU Integration
No. 336-E At his meeting today with Moldovan Prime Minister Vladimir Filat and Moldovan Foreign Minister Iurie Leanca, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet recognised Moldova for carrying out reforms that bring ...
19.10.2011  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Georgia Must Continue Efforts to Achieve Visa Waiver with European Union
No 334-E At their meeting in Tbilisi, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet and Georgian Foreign Minister Grigol Vashadze discussed Georgia’s integration with the European Union and NATO as well as the promotion ...
19.10.2011  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet Met With Ukrainian Foreign Minister Kostyantyn Gryshchenko
At his meeting today with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Kostyantyn Gryshchenko, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that Ukraine should move significantly faster to reform its legal system and criminal code, ...
19.10.2011  NATO to Practice Implementation of Collective Defence
No. 333-E Estonia will participate in the NATO Crisis Management Exercise (CMX 2011) taking place from 19-26 October. The CMX is a regularly scheduled NATO Crisis Management Exercise, the goal of which ...
18.10.2011  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet Spoke to Secretary of Georgian National Security Council About Situation in Occupied Territories
No. 332-E Today in Tbilisi Foreign Minister Urmas Paet discussed the situation in Georgia’s occupied territories with Secretary of the Georgian National Security Council Giorgi Bokeria and confirmed ...
17.10.2011  Moldovan Prime Minister Vladimir Filat to Visit Estonia
No 66-TT From 19-20 October, Moldovan Prime Minister Vladimir Filat will be in Estonia for an official visit. The Moldovan prime minister has meetings scheduled with President Toomas Hendrik Ilves, Prime ...
17.10.2011  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet to Discuss Integration with EU and Situation in Region with Georgian State Officials
No. 331-E Tomorrow and the next day, 18-19 October, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet will be on a visit to Georgia, where he will meet with President Mikheil Saakashvili, Foreign Minister Grigol Vashadze, and ...
14.10.2011  Estonian Ambassador to Denmark Presents Credentials
No. 330-E On Friday, 14 October, Estonian Ambassador to the Kingdom of Denmark Katrin Kivi presented her credentials to Queen Margrethe II of Denmark. In the discussion that took place after the presentation ...
14.10.2011  Estonia Helping Victims of Floods in Pakistan
No. 329-E The Foreign Ministry is allocating funds from its humanitarian aid budget to support the activities of UNICEF in aiding the victims of flooding in Pakistan. The country, which was ravaged by ...
14.10.2011  Foreign Ministry's position
Estonia condemns any acts that violate international law and diplomatic norms as well as all terrorist activities. The information provided by US authorities about the alleged involvement of Iranian authorities ...
13.10.2011  Estonia Supports EU Candidate Country Status for Serbia and the Start of Accession Negotiations with Montenegro
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet stated that Estonia supports the start of European Union accession negotiations with Montenegro and the granting of EU candidate country status to Serbia. “Enlargement ...
13.10.2011  Estonian Ambassador to Uzbekistan Presents Credentials
On Wednesday, 12 October, Estonian Ambassador to Uzbekistan Simmu Tiik presented his credentials to Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of the Republic of Uzbekistan Eljer Ganiyev. Ambassador Simmu ...
12.10.2011  EU–Russia aviation summit: Speech by Siim Kallas, Vice-President and Commissioner for transport
EUROPEAN UNION DELEGATION TO THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION SPEECH/11/654 St Petersburg, 12 October 2011   EU–Russia aviation summit: Speech by Siim Kallas, Vice-President and Commissioner for transport. Ladies ...
12.10.2011  Foreign Ministry’s position
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet expressed regret over the fact that the court case against former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko ended with a guilty verdict and a long-term prison sentence. “Ukraine ...
10.10.2011  Estonia Supports International Efforts to Restore Direct Negotiations Between Israel and Palestine
Today in Luxembourg at the meeting of the European Union foreign ministers, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet stated that direct negotiations between Israel and Palestine must be restored. Foreign Minister Urmas ...
10.10.2011  Ukrainian Foreign Minister Kostyantyn Gryschenko to Visit Estonia
Ukrainian Foreign Minister Kostyantyn Gryshchenko will be in Estonia for an official visit on Wednesday, 12 October. He will be meeting with Estonia’s political leaders. At their meeting, foreign ...
10.10.2011  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Condition for Restoring Co-operation Between European Union and Belarus is Release and Rehabilitation of Political Prisoners
At their meeting today in Luxembourg, the European Union foreign ministers discussed the situations in Belarus and Ukraine. Foreign Minister Urmas Paet stated that in order to restore co-operation with ...
10.10.2011  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet to Discuss Situations in Belarus and Middle East with Colleagues
Tomorrow, 10 October, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet will participate in the meeting of European Union foreign ministers taking place in Luxembourg. The ministers will discuss the situation in the European ...
07.10.2011  Estonia Supports Visa Dialogue Between Kosovo and European Union
No. 321-E Today Foreign Minister Urmas Paet met with the first ambassador of the Republic of Kosovo to Estonia Ilir Dogolli. At their meeting, the two discussed Estonia-Kosovo bilateral relations as well ...
07.10.2011  Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg to Visit Estonia
Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Norway Jens Stoltenberg will be in Estonia for a working visit on 12 October. He has meetings scheduled with President of the Republic Toomas Hendrik Ilves and Prime ...
06.10.2011  First Estonian Honorary Consul in Japan Begins Work
No. 320-E On Thursday, 6 October, Tashichiro Harada began working as Estonia’s new honorary consul in Osaka, Japan. The opening ceremony included the participation of Riigikogu Speaker Ene Ergma ...
06.10.2011  Estonia Supports Strengthening of Georgia’s Civil Society
No. 319-E The Foreign Ministry is supporting the creation of a web environment for Georgian civil society that would improve communications among civil society organisations for exchanging information ...
04.10.2011  Estonia Gives Support to Improve Situation of Refugees
No. 318–E The UN estimates that there are currently 43 million refugees in the world, which is the highest number in the last 15 years. Since the year 2000 Estonia has supported the activities of ...
04.10.2011  Estonia Supports Correlation Between Support for European Union Neighbour Countries and Progress of Their Reforms
No. 317-E Today the government approved a new approach for the European Union Neighbourhood Policy. Foreign Minister Urmas Paet stated that Estonia supports the strengthening of the European Union Neighbourhood ...
30.09.2011  Estonia Helping Residents of South Sudan Return to Everyday Life
The Foreign Ministry is responding to the UN’s appeal for humanitarian aid with 50 000 euros to support the efforts of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in improving the availability ...
27.09.2011  Estonia Helping Palestinian National Authority Create Effective Governing System
No. 314-E At his meeting today with Minister of Telecommunications and Information Technology of the Palestinian National Authority Mashhour Abudaka, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that Estonia is prepared ...
27.09.2011  Estonian Representations Have Received over 100 000 Visa Applications This Year
No. 313-E This year Estonian representations have already received over 100 000 visa applications; at this time last year the number was close to 78 000. Foreign Minister Urmas Paet stated that the number ...
27.09.2011  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Estonia Makes Serious Contribution to Work of International Criminal Court
No. 307-E At a meeting about the International Criminal Court (ICC) in New York yesterday, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that the creation of the court could be considered one of the greatest breakthroughs ...
27.09.2011  Foreign Minister Paet to Meet With Palestinian IT Minister Today
Today, 27 September, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet will meet with Minister of Telecommunications and Information Technology of the Palestinian National Authority Mashhour Abudaka, who will be in Estonia. At ...
26.09.2011  Estonia Sees International Criminal Court as Insurer of Adherence to Human Rights
No. 311-E At his meeting with representatives of the human rights organization Human Rights Watch (HRW) in New York, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that Estonia considers the promotion of human rights ...
26.09.2011  Estonian and Brazilian Foreign Ministers: Estonia and Brazil Have Many Common Interests
No. 310-E At his meeting in New York yesterday with Brazilian Foreign Minister Antonio Patriota, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that Brazil’s decision to open an embassy in Tallinn demonstrates ...
26.09.2011  Foreign Minister Paet Discussed Israel-Palestine Situation with Israeli Foreign Minister Lieberman
No. 309-E At his meeting in New York yesterday with Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet stated that Estonia feels it is important to restore direct negotiations between ...
23.09.2011  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: readiness to prevent nuclear catastrophe must be improved
No. 305-E Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said at the UN's high-level meeting on nuclear safety in New York today that the events at Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan were a wake-up call for the entire ...
22.09.2011  Foreign Minister Paet: Nordic Council of Ministers has been an additional link to the Nordics
No. 299-E Foreign Minister Urmas Paet stressed today on the 20th anniversary of the Estonian representation of the Nordic Council of Ministers that the presence of the council in Estonia has constituted ...
21.09.2011  Foreign Minister Paet Discusses Israeli-Palestinian Relations with EU and Russian Colleagues
No. 303-E Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said at the meeting of EU and Russian foreign ministers held in New York yesterday as well as at a Middle East-themed meeting of the EU's foreign ministers that Estonia ...
20.09.2011  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet meets Jordanian, Indonesian and Gambian foreign ministers at UN General Assembly
At a meeting with Jordanian counterpart Nasser Judeh, Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet praised the successful opening phase to Estonain-Jordanian cooperation in developing the Middle Eastern country's ...
20.09.2011  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet at UN General Assembly: World Demographic Situation is Developing in Two Different Directions
No. 301-E Minister of Foreign Affairs Urmas Paet said in his speech yesterday at the UN General Assembly's high-level meeting on non-communicable diseases that in many countries such conditions pose a ...
19.09.2011  New Estonian Ambassador to the United States presents her credentials
On Friday, 9 September, Marina Kaljurand, the new Estonian Ambassador to the United States, presented her credentials to U.S. President Barack Obama at the White House. In a conversation that followed ...
19.09.2011  The Estonian Ambassador to Mexico presents her credentials
In Mexico on Tuesday, 13 September, Marina Kaljurand, the new Estonian Ambassador to Mexico presented her credentials to Mexico’s President Felipe de Jesús Calderón Hinojosa. Kaljurand ...
14.09.2011  Estonia demands the release of political prisoners in Belarus
At the congress of Belarusians living in Europe and the United States in Tallinn today, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that Estonia is concerned about human rights violations and the unsatisfactory state ...
12.09.2011  Foreign Minister Paet: The EU must focus more on promoting economic and budgetary policies
The European Union must continue the stronger promotion of economic and budgetary policies and toughen the supervision of budgetary policies, according to Foreign Minister Urmas Paet at today’s European ...
12.09.2011  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Estonia commemorates the victims of the terror attacks of 11 September 2001
In a letter to his U.S. counterpart Hillary Clinton, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that Estonia commemorates with the United States the memory of those who died and suffered as a result of the terrorist ...
12.09.2011  Estonia, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Latvia and Lithuania would like to see the European Union representations around the world provide consular assistance
At a meeting at Pädaste Manor on Muhu Island, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet met with Dutch Foreign Minister Uri Rosenthal, Belgian Foreign Minister Steven Vanackere, Luxembourg’s Foreign Minister ...
09.09.2011  Chinese Foreign Minister Expressed His Wish to Continue Developing Friendly Relations with Estonia
No. 288-E On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Estonia and China, Yang Jiechi, the Foreign Minister of the People’s Republic of China, sent ...
09.09.2011  Bulgarian Prime Minister to visit Estonia
No 56-TT On Monday, 12 September, Prime Minister Boyko Borissov of Bulgaria will come to Estonia on a working visit, during which he will meet with Prime Minister Andrus Ansip. In the course of his visit, ...
07.09.2011  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: opening of a head consulate in Sydney strengthens relations with Australia
No. 287-E Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said at today’s meeting in Tallinn with Australia’s Special Envoy Russell Trood that the depth of Estonian-Australian relations is shown by the Estonian ...
06.09.2011  Meeting of the foreign ministers of the Benelux countries and the Baltic States at Pädaste manor
On 9 and 10 September at Pädaste manor on the island of Muhu, there will be a meeting between Estonia Minister of Foreign Affairs Urmas Paet, Latvian Foreign Minister Ģirts Valdis Kristovskis, Lithuanian ...
06.09.2011  At their meeting in Sopot, Poland, the European Union’s foreign ministers discussed the latest developments in Libya and the Middle East
No. 284-E The foreign ministers said it was necessary to effect a complete transfer of authority and governance to the National Transitional Council and to start the democratic process. Estonian Foreign ...
05.09.2011  Foreign Ministry announcement
Estonia does not recognise the presidential elections held in Abkhazia in Georgia on the 26th of August, as they contradict the principles of territorial integrity and sovereignty of Georgia and therefore ...
01.09.2011  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet to discuss Middle East developments with EU's foreign ministers
No. 282-E Foreign Minister Urmas Paet will take part on Friday and Saturday in the unofficial meeting of the EU's foreign ministers in Sopot, Poland. The foreign ministers will discuss the EU's relations ...
31.08.2011  Estonia to begin diplomat exchange with Nordics and Baltics
No. 281-E Today in Helsinki, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet and counterparts from Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Iceland, Latvia and Lithuania signed an agreement on exchange of diplomats, which allows ...
30.08.2011  Reinforced diplomatic cooperation between the Nordic and Baltic countries
The Nordic and Baltic countries have today signed a memorandum of understanding on the locating of diplomats at each other's missions abroad. The memorandum will make it easier for the Nordic and Baltic ...
30.08.2011  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Closer relationship between Ukraine and EU requires changes from all of Ukrainian society
No. 280-E Foreign Minister Urmas Paet met Ukrainian Foreign Minister Konstantin Grishchenko last night at the Nordic-Baltic 8 meeting in Helsinki to discuss the latest developments in Ukraine as well as ...
29.08.2011  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet to discuss future of Nordic-Baltic relations with colleagues
No. 279-E Today and tomorrow, on 29 and 30 August, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet will take part in the Nordic-Baltic 8 (NB8) foreign ministers' meeting in Helsinki. The foreign ministers from eight coiuntries ...
29.08.2011  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Denmark’s support helped Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania regain their rightful place in Europe
No. 278-E At a commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the restoration of Baltic independence, hosted by Danish Crown Prince Frederik in Amalienborg Castle in Copenhagen on August 28, Foreign Minister ...
26.08.2011  Montenegro Prime Minister Igor Lukšić to visit Estonia
On Tuesday, 30 August, Montenegrin Prime Minister Igor Lukšić will be in Estonia on a working visit. Prime Minister Lukšić will be accompanied on his visit by Finance Minister Milorad Katnić. Lukšić ...
26.08.2011  Estonia supports launching of democratic changes in Libya
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said ending the civil war in Libya is the essential condition for allowing the Libyan people to ensure a democratic future for their society. “The developments in Libya ...
25.08.2011  Estonia supports development of e-learning in Crimean schools
No 275-E Estonia is committed to contributing to the development of e-learning in schools in Ukraine’s Crimea region. As part of a development cooperation project, teachers at Crimean schools will ...
25.08.2011  Foreign Minister Paet in Germany: European debt crisis impacts the entire world
No 274-E Today in Rügen, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet, German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle, Lithuanian Foreign Minister Audronius Ažubalis and Latvian Foreign Minister Ģirts Valdis Kristovskis ...
23.08.2011  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet to meet German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle at Rügen

Tomorrow, on 24 August, in Rügen, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet will meet German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle, Lithuanian Foreign Minister Audronius Ažubalis and Latvian Foreign Minister Ģirts ...
23.08.2011  Estonia and Finland support Russia's accession to the World Trade Organization
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet and Finland’s Minister for Europe and Foreign Trade Alexander Stubb discussed further enlargement of the European Union, the state of the world’s economy and Russia’s ...
22.08.2011  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: we recognize Iceland’s courage in being first to recognize Estonian independence
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that Iceland Day, observed on August 21, is an opportunity to thank that country for its bravery it displayed in 1991 when it became the first to recognize Estonia’s ...
22.08.2011  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Estonia has received much support and we are now prepared to help others
At an international conference entitled “20.08.1991 - Twenty Years On", held to mark the 20th anniversary of the restoration of Estonian independence, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that Estonia’s ...
22.08.2011  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Estonia Welcomes Its Close Partner Iceland into European Union
During his meeting today with Icelandic Foreign Minister Össur Skarphéðinsson, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet emphasised the special relationship between Estonia and Iceland and confirmed ...
18.08.2011  Icelandic President Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson to Visit Estonia
Icelandic President Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson will be in Estonia for a working visit on 20 August. Iceland was the first state to recognise the restored independence of the Republic of Estonia ...
16.08.2011  Estonian Consul General Begins Work in Sydney
The Estonian consul general in Australia has started working in Sydney. The Estonian consul general is Triinu Rajasalu. Foreign Minister Paet emphasised that the establishment of a consulate general in ...
16.08.2011  Accreditation information for international conference to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the restoration of Estonia’s independence
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the restoration of Estonia’s independence, the Foreign Ministry and the Estonian Foreign Policy Institute have organised a conference on Saturday, 20 August entitled ...
16.08.2011  Icelandic Foreign Minister to Visit Estonia
On Friday, 19 August Foreign Minister Urmas Paet will meet with Icelandic Foreign Minister Össur Skarphéðinsson, who will be in Tallinn for the celebration of the 20th anniversary of Estonia’s ...
12.08.2011  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Serbia and Kosovo’s Relations Can Only Be Set Right Through Peaceful Discourse
At his meeting today in Belgrade with Serbian Foreign Minister Vuk Jeremic, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said Serbia should get the chance to begin accession negotiations with the European Union because ...
10.08.2011  On 21 August, Iceland Day Will Spread Icelandic Culture Throughout Tallinn
On Sunday, 21 August, the Icelandic cultural festival ICELAND DAY will take place throughout Tallinn. The day will be kicked off at midnight by Icelandic President Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson ...
09.08.2011  Russian Federation's New Statement Does Not Support Development of Estonia-Russia Relations
The statement made by the Foreign Ministry of the Russian Federation today is slanderous and malicious towards Estonia and does not help to promote Estonia-Russia relations. Once again it must be emphasised ...
09.08.2011  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet to Discuss Situation in Western Balkans with Members of Serbian Government
Today and tomorrow, 9-10 August, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet will be on a visit in Serbia, where he will discuss recent developments in Serbia-Kosovo relations, Serbia’s integration with the European ...
05.08.2011  Invitation to press briefing – Introduction to Iceland Day and foreign policy conference
On Monday, 8 August at 10:30 in the restaurant Aed, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet and Ambassador of Iceland Elin Flygenring will introduce the Iceland Day event taking place on 21 August and the foreign ...
03.08.2011  Estonia Supports Obstetrics Training for Midwives in Georgia
Estonia is supporting the sharing of practical experiences in the obstetrics sector with midwives in Georgia in order to help improve the quality of medical care in the Batumi area. Foreign Minister Paet ...
02.08.2011  Russian Federation’s Statement Does Not Support Development of Estonia-Russia Relations
The Foreign Ministry notes with regret that the statement issued by the Foreign Ministry of the Russian Federation today is erroneous and based on ideological clichés and is not geared towards promoting ...
01.08.2011  Estonia Appoints New Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet appointed Estonian Ambassador to Afghanistan Väino Reinart as Estonia’s special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan. Paet stated that Estonia will continue ...
28.07.2011  Estonian Ambassador Nominated for Position of President of Assembly of States Parties of International Criminal Court
The member states of the International Criminal Court (ICC) have decided to nominate Estonian Ambassador Tiina Intelmann as a candidate to be the president of the Assembly of States Parties of the International ...
26.07.2011  Estonia Helping Somalian Residents Suffering From Famine
The Foreign Ministry is donating humanitarian aid in the sum of 80 000 euros through the office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to help Somalian refugees and internally displaced persons ...
25.07.2011  Foreign Ministers of Many Neighbouring Countries Coming to Celebrate 20th Anniversary of Restoration of Estonia’s Independence
Nr 259-E To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the restoration of Estonia’s independence, the Foreign Ministry and the Estonian Foreign Policy Institute are organising a conference on 20 August ...
25.07.2011  Foreign Ministers Paet and Tuomioja: Estonia and Finland Mourn Together With Norway
Nr 258–E During their meeting in Tallinn today, Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet and Finnish Foreign Minister Erkki Tuomioja expressed profound condolences to the people of Norway over yesterday’s ...
24.07.2011  Government calls on people to raise flags of mourning tomorrow
The government is calling on all state institutions to raise the Estonian flag as a flag of mourning tomorrow, 24 July, to commemorate those killed in the shooting and explosion in the Kingdom of Norway ...
21.07.2011  Estonia Established Diplomatic Relations with Malawi
On Tuesday, 19 July, Estonian Ambassador to the UN Margus Kolga and Ambassador of the Republic of Malawi to the UN Brian G. Bowler established diplomatic ties between Estonia and Malawi. In their conversation ...
19.07.2011  Estonian Foreign Ministry Asks Austrian Ambassador for Explanation
Today the Estonian Foreign Ministry invited Austrian Ambassador Angelika Saupe-Berchtold to the Foreign Ministry in Tallinn and asked for an explanation as to why Austrian law enforcement authorities decided ...
18.07.2011  Estonia Wants End to Violence in Libya and Syria
At their meeting today in Brussels, the European Union foreign ministers planned their activities in Libya and evaluated the situation in Syria and Lebanon. Foreign Minister Urmas Paet stated that right ...
18.07.2011  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet Thanked European Union Colleagues for Support in Freeing Abducted Estonians
Nr 251-E At the meeting of the European Union foreign ministers held today in Brussels, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet notified his colleagues that the seven Estonian citizens abducted in Lebanon on 23 ...
15.07.2011  Foreign Ministry announcement
No. 249-E The seven Estonian citizens freed in Lebanon arrived home from Beirut on an Estonian Air charter flight that landed in Tallinn at 3:53 this morning. “This is a truly profound and joyous ...
15.07.2011  Foreign Ministry announcement
No. 248-E The Estonian Air charter flight that headed to Beirut yesterday evening is now on its way back to Tallinn with the seven freed Estonians on board. The plane will arrive at Tallinn Airport at ...
14.07.2011  Foreign Ministry Announcement
No. 247-E Early this morning the seven Estonian citizens abducted in Lebanon were freed as a result of co-operation between Estonia, Lebanon, and other partners. The Estonians were freed on Lebanese territory ...
14.07.2011  Foreign Ministry announcement
No. 246-E Early this morning the seven Estonian citizens abducted in Lebanon were freed as a result of co-operation between Estonia, Lebanon, and other partners. The freed citizens have been taken to the ...
13.07.2011  Young Estonians Eligible to Apply for Work in UN
No. 245-E This year Estonia is participating in the United Nations (UN) Young Professionals Programme, through which new workers are recruited into one of the world’s largest international organisations. ...
13.07.2011  Estonia Helping Ukrainian Law Enforcement Authorities in Fight Against Illicit Trading of Stolen Vehicles
No. 244-E Estonia is helping to increase the technical capabilities of Ukrainian law enforcement authorities in order to improve their ability to effectively fight against the illicit trading of stolen ...
11.07.2011  Foreign Ministry Supports Entrepreneurship Training for Afghan University Students
No. 243-E The Foreign Ministry is supporting entrepreneurship training for graduates of Afghanistan’s Kabul and Mazar universities, which will give the young Afghans necessary knowledge about entrepreneurship ...
11.07.2011  Foreign Minister Paet: Croatia Sets Example for Western Balkan States With EU Accession
No. 242-E Foreign Minister Urmas Paet participated in a Croatia summit in Dubrovnik, where the development of the Western Balkan region and prospects for the future were discussed. “It is significant ...
11.07.2011  Estonia Plans to Recognise Independence of South Sudan
No. 241-E Foreign Minister Urmas Paet stated that Estonia plans to recognise South Sudan, which declared its independence today. “The most important things are the stable development of South Sudan ...
11.07.2011  Estonia Hopes for Croatia’s Accession to European Union to Go Smoothly
No. 240-E Today at his meeting with Foreign Minister of Croatia Gordan Jandrokovic in Dubrovnik, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet congratulated his Croatian colleague on the conclusion of their European Union ...
08.07.2011  New President of Republic of Latvia Andris Bērziņš to Visit Estonia
No 46-TT The newly appointed President of Latvia Andris Bērziņš will be in Estonia for a working visit on Tuesday, 12 July. He has meetings scheduled with President Toomas Hendrik Ilves, Prime ...
07.07.2011  Foreign Minister Paet to Visit Future European Union Member Croatia Tomorrow
No. 239-E Tomorrow in Dubrovnik Foreign Minister Urmas Paet will meet with his Croatian colleague Gordan Jandrokovic. Paet will also participate in the summit taking place in Croatia entitled “A ...
06.07.2011  Foreign Ministry Supports Participation of Estonian Surgeons in Mission in Gambia
No. 238-E The Foreign Ministry is supporting the participation of Estonian surgeons in a humanitarian mission in Gambia. The goal of the Estonian surgeons who will be joining the mission in the fall of ...
06.07.2011  Estonian Ambassador Spoke in UN about Importance of Making Primary Education Available Globally
No. 237-E In his speech at the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) yesterday, Estonian Ambassador to the UN in Geneva Jüri Seilenthal spoke about international goals and challenges related to ...
05.07.2011  Meeting of Estonian and Russian Experts to Discuss Potential New Kaliningrad Nuclear Plant Took Place in Tallinn
No 236-E Today, 4 July, a meeting of Estonian and Russian experts took place in Tallinn, where they discussed financial-economic, environmental protection, and nuclear safety issues regarding the planned ...
04.07.2011  Estonia Prepared to Help Montenegro Integrate with European Union
No 235-E At his meeting with Foreign Minister of Montenegro Milan Rocen, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet expressed Estonia’s readiness to share its European Union accession experiences with Montenegro. ...
01.07.2011  Foreign Minister Paet and Secretary of State of the USA Clinton Marked 20th Anniversary of Restoration of Independence in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania
No. 234-E At his meeting in Vilnius today with Secretary of State of the United States of America Hillary Clinton, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet expressed his satisfaction over the mutually supportive, exceptionally ...
01.07.2011  Croatia’s Accession Negotiations with European Union Reached Successful Conclusion
No. 233-E At the accession conference held last night, Croatia’s accession negotiations with the European Union were essentially concluded. Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that Estonia is pleased ...
30.06.2011  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet to Meet with Secretary of State of the USA Hillary Clinton
No. 232–E Tomorrow in Vilnius Foreign Minister Urmas Paet will meet with Secretary of State of the USA Hillary Clinton. In honour of the 20 years that have passed since the restoration of the independence ...
30.06.2011  Finnish Prime Minister Jyrki Tapani Katainen to Visit Estonia
Finland’s new prime minister Jyrki Tapani Katainen will be in Estonia for a working visit on 27 June 2011. He has meetings scheduled with Prime Minister Andrus Ansip and President Toomas Hendrik ...
30.06.2011  Estonia Supports Fair Trade in Developing Countries
No. 219-E In co-operation with the Estonian Green Movement, the Foreign Ministry is helping to increase awareness in Estonian society of the importance and influence of fair trade on developing countries. Foreign ...
30.06.2011  Foreign Minister Paet: Estonia Supports Independence of Southern Sudan
No. 222-E Prior to Southern Sudan becoming independent on 9 July, the most important thing is to restore peace and resolve troublesome issues between Northern and Southern Sudan, Foreign Minister Urmas ...
30.06.2011  Estonia Feels Precise and Individual Approach Needed in European Union Neighbourhood Policy
No. 223-E At their meeting today in Luxembourg, the European Union foreign ministers approved a new approach to both its southern and eastern neighbours. Foreign Minister Paet stated that a more individualised ...
30.06.2011  European Union Foreign Minister Passed Sanctions Against Three Belarusian Companies
No. 224-E At their meeting today in Luxembourg, the European Union foreign ministers decided to pass sanctions against the Belarusian regime. “Since the human rights situation in Belarus keeps getting ...
30.06.2011  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet Met With New Lebanese Prime Minister and Other Leaders in Beirut
No. 225-E Foreign Minister Urmas Paet met in Beirut today with President of Lebanon Michel Sulayman as well as the ministers of the new government, who just assumed office last week: Prime Minister Najib ...
30.06.2011  Foreign Minister Paet: Estonia Supports Turkey and Serbia’s Movement Towards European Union
No. 226-E At his meeting with European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet emphasised that Estonia supports the European ...
30.06.2011  Estonia Lauds Start of Practical Negotiations for Iceland’s European Union Accession
No 228-E Foreign Minister Urmas Paet stated that the opening of practical negotiations for Iceland’s accession to the European Union is very positive. “Estonia is waiting to welcome Iceland ...
30.06.2011  Estonian and Italian Foreign Ministers Agree Violence in Libya Must End Soon
No. 229-E At his meeting today in Rome with Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that Libya’s National Transition Council is for Estonia the sole partner for ...
30.06.2011  Estonia and Italy Ready to Welcome Croatia into European Union in 2013
No. 230–E During their meeting today in Rome, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet and chairman of the Commission of European Union Affairs of the Italian Chamber of Deputies Mario Pescante recognised Croatia’s ...
30.06.2011  Estonia Making Changes to Afghanistan Mission Based on Developments There
No. 231–E In the overview of Estonia’s Afghanistan policy that he presented to the government today, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that Estonia will continue to contribute to the International ...
20.06.2011  Estonian Ambassador to Montenegro Presents Credentials
No. 214-E On Monday, 13 June, Estonia’s new ambassador to Montenegro Tiina Intelmann presented her credentials to President of Montenegro Filip Vujanović. The ambassador resides in Tel Aviv. In ...
20.06.2011  Estonia and Oman Interested in Intensifying Relations
No. 218-E During his meeting in Tallinn with Secretary General of the Foreign Ministry of Oman Sayyid Badr Bin Hamad Al Busaid, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet confirmed that Estonia is interested in intensifying ...
17.06.2011  Estonian Foreign Minister and French Minister for European Affairs Laurent Wauquiez Discuss Situation in Lebanon
Nr 217-E During his meeting today with French Minister for European Affairs Laurent Wauquiez, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet recognised the close defence-related co-operation between Estonia and France. “A ...
16.06.2011  Invitation to Press Conference
Tomorrow, 17 June, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet will meet with Secretary General of the Foreign Ministry of Oman Sayyid Badr Bin Hamad Al Busaid, who will be in Estonia for a visit. During their meeting ...
15.06.2011  President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaitė to Visit Estonia
On 17 June President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaitė will be in Tartu for a working visit. She has meetings scheduled with President of the Republic Toomas Hendrik Ilves and Tartu University rector Alar ...
14.06.2011  French Minister for European Affairs Laurent Wauquiez to Visit Estonia
No. 41-E On Thursday, 16 June, French Minister for European Affairs Laurent Wauquiez will be in Estonia for an official visit. He will meet with Foreign Minister Urmas Paet. The French minister for European ...
14.06.2011  Foreign Ministry Supports UN Activities for Right of Indigenous People to Self-Determination
No. 216-E The Foreign Ministry is allocating 19 500 euros to support the activities of the UN Voluntary Fund for Indigenous Peoples, the UN Trust Fund for the Second International Decade of the World’s ...
14.06.2011  Foreign Minister Paet Commemorates Victims of 1941 Deportations
No. 215-E Foreign Minister Urmas Paet, who on this Day of Mourning will participate in a commemoration ceremony for those who were deported taking place in Pääsküla, said that 70 years ago ...
13.06.2011  Foreign Ministry Supports Afghanistan with Good Administrative Practice Training for Diplomats and State Officials
No. 213-E The Foreign Ministry is supporting the training of ten Afghan diplomats and state officials at the Estonian School of Diplomacy. The two-week training, which will focus on the European Union ...
13.06.2011  Memorial Ceremony for Victims of Communism Took Place in Washington
No. 11-E On Thursday, 9 June the victims of communist regimes were commemorated at the Victims of Communism Memorial near the Capitol in Washington, DC. The memorial ceremony has taken place every year ...
13.06.2011  Over Past Few Years Estonia Has Increased Humanitarian Aid Tenfold
No. 210-E At his meeting today with European Commissioner for International Co-operation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response Kristalina Georgieva, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet emphasised the importance ...
13.06.2011  Foreign Ministry Supports Global Education in Estonian Schools
No. 212-E The Foreign Ministry has allocated 19 608 euros to support a project of Humana Estonia that aims to increase the number of topics related to global and development education that are taught ...
09.06.2011  Paet: Ensuring Protection of National Minorities and Promoting Their Cultures is Government’s Priority
No. 409-E While meeting today with High Commissioner for National Minorities of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Knut Vollebaek, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet emphasised that ...
09.06.2011  20th Anniversary of Re-Establishment of Diplomatic Relations Between Norway, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania Celebrated in Oslo
No. 408-E Norway, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania celebrated the 20th anniversary of the re-establishment of their diplomatic relations in the Nobel Peace Centre in Oslo. Norwegian Foreign Minister Jonas ...
08.06.2011  Foreign Minister Paet: Baltic Sea Environment is in Delicate State
No. 407-E At the meeting of the foreign ministers of the Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS) in Oslo, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that the council must help to improve the state of the Baltic ...
08.06.2011  Estonia and Norway Sign Financial Agreement
No. 406-E Today in Oslo Foreign Minister Urmas Paet and Norwegian Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre signed memorandums for the implementation of the financial mechanisms of the European Economic ...
08.06.2011  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet Met With Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov
No. 205-E During their meeting in Oslo, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov discussed the status of Estonia-Russia relations and future developments. Paet stated that ...
07.06.2011  Invitation to the Press Conference of Foreign Minister Urmas Paet and OSCE Commissioner on National Minorities Vollebaek
No. 40-TT On Thursday, 9 June, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet will meet with High Commissioner for National Minorities of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Knut Vollebaek, who ...
07.06.2011  Estonia Requests a Visa Waiver From Thailand
No. 204-E During their meeting in Budapest, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet and Thai Foreign Minister Kasit Piromya discussed Estonia’s request for Estonian citizens to be able to enter Thailand without ...
07.06.2011  Estonia Called On Asian Countries to Fight Cybercrime
No. 203 -E At the meeting of the foreign ministers of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) in Budapest, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet called on Asian countries to strengthen their co-operation in fighting cybercrime ...
06.06.2011  Foreign Ministry Co-operating With Estonian Fund for Nature
No. 201-E The Foreign Ministry together with the Estonian Fund for Nature is helping to increase peoples’ awareness of the effects of environmental problems on developing countries. Foreign Minister ...
06.06.2011  Estonia to Help Women and Orphans Affected by Conflict in Afghanistan
No. 199-E The Foreign Ministry is supporting the project of the NPO Mondo to create a system that actively involves Estonian society in supporting widows, single mothers, orphans and street children that ...
06.06.2011  Foreign Ministry Coming Events: 6 – 12 June 2011
6-7.06 Foreign Minister Urmas Paet will participate in a meeting of the foreign ministers of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) in Budapest. Asia-Europe co-operation will be discussed. Other topics ...
06.06.2011  Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt to Visit Estonia
On 7 June 2011, Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt will be in Estonia for a working visit. He has meetings scheduled with Prime Minister Andrus Ansip and President Toomas Hendrk Ilves. Topics to ...
03.06.2011  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Estonia and Monaco Oriented Towards Environmental Friendliness
No. 198–E During their meeting today in Tallinn, Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet and Foreign Minister of Monaco Jose Badia confirmed that both nations are oriented towards adopting the use of ...
03.06.2011  Foreign Ministry Quiz Winners to Visit Estonia from Philippines, Russia and USA
No. 197-E Foreign Ministry Secretary General Alar Streimann randomly selected the winners of the Foreign Ministry’s Estonia-themed web-based quiz on Thursday, 2 June. The grand prizes of the Foreign ...
01.06.2011  Foreign Minister Paet Invites Hungary to Participate in Baltic Air Policing
No. 196-E At his meeting today with János Martonyi, foreign minister of the current EU presidency Hungary, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet invited Hungary to participate in Baltic air policing. Paet ...
01.06.2011  Estonian Embassy in Astana to begin processing visa applications
As of 1 June 2011, the Estonian Embassy in Astana will process visa applications for residents of Kazakhstan. The embassy will also provide consular services and consular aid. Estonian Embassy in Astana Avenue ...
30.05.2011  Estonia Supports Kosovo in Building Up State
No. 195-E During his meeting in Tallinn today with Minister for European Integration of Kosovo Vlora Citaku, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that Estonia supports Kosovo’s efforts to build up its ...
30.05.2011  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Ensuring Human Rights is the Responsibility of All Countries
No. 194-E At the opening of the World Day event in Tallinn, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet emphasised that human rights are intended for everyone and that all countries, organisations and individuals must ...
30.05.2011  Foreign Minister Paet: Arrest of Mladic Will Accelerate Serbia’s Accession to European Union
No. 194-E Foreign Minister Urmas Paet says that the arrest of Radko Mladic was a significant and necessary step that will accelerate Serbia’s movement towards European Union membership. “Estonia ...
27.05.2011  His Highness the Sovereign Prince of Monaco Albert II to Visit Estonia
From 2-3 June His Highness the Sovereign Prince of Monaco Albert II will be in Estonia for an official visit. His Highness Prince Albert II will meet with President Toomas Hendrik Ilves and Prime Minister ...
27.05.2011  Minister for European Integration of Kosovo Vlora Citaku to Visit Estonia
From 30-31 May, Minister for European Integration of the Republic of Kosovo Vlora Citaku will be in Estonia for an official visit. This is the minister’s first visit to Estonia. During her visit, ...
27.05.2011  Estonia Established Diplomatic Relations with Tuvalu and Solomon Islands
Nr 193–E   On Wednesday, 25 May, Estonian Ambassador to the UN Margus Kolga signed joint communiqués with Ambassador of Solomon Islands to the UN Collin D. Beck and Ambassador of Tuvalu ...
26.05.2011  Estonia Believes Example of OECD Serves to Accelerate Economic Growth
Nr 190-E   Today at the ministers’ meeting being held in Paris to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Foreign Minister Urmas ...
24.05.2011  Sixth Conference of Estonian Honorary Consuls Taking Place in Tallinn
Nr 36-TT   From 25-27 May, Estonian honorary consuls from around the globe will be in Tallinn to attend the 6th Conference of Estonian Honorary Consuls. During the three-day conference President Toomas ...
23.05.2011  Croatian President Ivo Josipović to Visit Estonia
President of Croatia Prof. Ivo Josipović and his spouse will be in Estonia for an official visit from 25-26 May. Meetings are scheduled with President of the Republic Toomas Hendrik Ilves, Riigikogu ...
23.05.2011  UN and EU Appeal for Immediate Release of Seven Abducted Estonian Cyclists
Monday, 23 May 2011 Today marks two months since the abduction of seven Estonian nationals in the area of Zahleh in the Beqaa Valley. The Head of the Delegation of the European Union, Angelina Eichhorst, ...
21.05.2011  Estonia Providing Aid to Victims of Armed Conflict in Libya
Nr 183-E Foreign Minister Urmas Paet stated that the humanitarian situation in Libya is extremely alarming and the international community must react in order to help those who have suffered as a result ...
20.05.2011  Foreign Minister Paet: European Union’s Support for Northern African and Middle Eastern Countries Must Be Based on Results
Nr 182-E Speaking at the High National Defence Course in Roosta, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet noted that the recent developments in Northern Africa and the Middle East have brought heightened attention ...
19.05.2011  Foreign Ministry Announcement
Nr 181-E Late last night a new video clip containing an appeal from the seven Estonian citizens abducted in Lebanon was received. It was most likely filmed on 16 May. The video clip reveals that all ...
17.05.2011  Estonia’s First Ambassador to Kuwait Presents Credentials
No. 180-E On Tuesday, 17 May, Ambassador of the Republic of Estonia Andre Pung presented his credentials to Amir of the State of Kuwait Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. Pung is the first Estonian ambassador ...
17.05.2011  Foreign Minister Paet Met with Foreign Ministers of Mexico and Kuwait
No. 179-E At his meeting in Rome with Mexican Foreign Minister Patricia Espinosa Cantellano, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet confirmed that Estonia is interested in concluding agreements for the protection ...
17.05.2011  Foreign Minister Paet Spoke With Representatives of Iraq, Lebanon, and United Arab Emirates About Co-operating to Find Estonian Citizens Abducted in Lebanon
No. 178-E Foreign Minister Urmas Paet met in Rome with Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebar, Deputy Foreign Minister of the United Arab Emirates Anwar Gargash, and Secretary General of the Lebanese Foreign ...
16.05.2011  Annual Meeting of National Authorities of State Parties to CWC in Eastern Europe Opened in Tallinn
No. 177-E On Monday, 16 May, Foreign Ministry Secretary General Alar Streimann and Director-General of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Ahmet Üzümcü opened ...
16.05.2011  Kyrgyzstan Wants to Learn About Estonia’s Parliamentary Democracy
No. 176-E During his meeting in Rome with Foreign Minister Urmas Paet, Foreign Minister of Kyrgyzstan Ruslan Kazakbayev said that Kyrgyzstan would like to learn about how to establish a parliamentary democracy ...
16.05.2011  Estonia Feels Changes in UN Security Council Are Necessary
No. 175-E At the conference on UN Security Council reform being held in Rome, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that the UN plays a very important role in ensuring global security, and therefore the changes ...
14.05.2011  Estonia Supports Promotion of Global Education Through Volunteer Work
No. 174-E The Foreign Ministry is supporting the Global Education Network of Young Europeans (GLEN) Estonia 2011 project in order to increase young Estonians’ awareness of the situation in developing ...
14.05.2011  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Resolution of Georgia Conflict Must Be Grounded in Principle of Territorial Integrity
No 173-E When meeting with Georgian Deputy Prime Minister Eka Tkeshelashvili today, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet emphasised that for the sake of the peaceful resolution of the Georgia conflict and ensuring ...
13.05.2011  Estonia Supports European Union’s Movement Towards Visa Waiver and Readmission Agreements with Turkey
No. 172-E At his meeting with Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davotoglu in Istanbul, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that the European Union should make rapid progress in its visa dialogue with Turkey, ...
13.05.2011  Seminar for Wooden House Producers Took Place in Foreign Ministry
No. 171-E On Thursday, 12 May, a seminar on pre-built houses geared towards entrepreneurs and organised in co-operation with the Estonian Wooden Houses Association and the Estonian ECO Cluster took place ...
13.05.2011  Estonian and Turkish Foreign Ministers Discuss Co-operation to Free Estonians Abducted in Lebanon
No 170-E During his meeting with Foreign Minister Urmas Paet in Istanbul, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davotoglu confirmed that Turkey is continuing to provide whatever help is necessary to help find ...
12.05.2011  Exhibit of School Badges by Jewellery Company Roman Tavast on Display in Estonian Embassy in Helsinki
No 34-TT On Thursday, 19 May the exhibit “Class badge – School symbol” (”Klassi märk – kooli sümbol”), curated by director of the Tallinn Art Hall Harry Liivrand, ...
12.05.2011  Estonia Opened Fifth Honorary Consulate in Denmark
No 169-E On Thursday, 12 May, Estonian Ambassador to Denmark Meelike Palli opened the fifth Estonian Honorary Consulate in Denmark. Estonia’s new honorary consul is Thomas Graversen. The honorary ...
12.05.2011  Estonia Would Like to Facilitate Academic Mobility with India
No. 168-E At his meeting with Indian Minister for Human Resources Development and Communications and Information Technology Kapil Sibal in Istanbul, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet stated that Estonia is interested ...
12.05.2011  Estonia Established Diplomatic Ties with Sierra Leone
No 167-E Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet and Foreign Minister of Sierra Leone Joseph B. Dauda signed an agreement establishing diplomatic relations between the two countries. Paet also proposed that ...
11.05.2011  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Success in Fight Against Cybercrime Requires Unified International Understanding
No 166-E Today at a meeting of the Council of Europe foreign ministers held in Istanbul, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that the Council of Europe’s Convention on Cybercrime approved ten years ...
11.05.2011  Estonia Established Diplomatic Relations With Somalia
No. 165-E Foreign Minister Urmas Paet and Deputy Somali Foreign Minister Abdiweli Mohamed Ali established diplomatic relations between Estonia and Somalia in Istanbul. Foreign Minister Paet stated that ...
10.05.2011  Estonia Hopes Croatian Accession Agreement with European Union Will Be Signed This Year
No. 164-E At his meeting today with Croatian Foreign Minister Gordan Jandrokovic in Istanbul, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that Estonia supports Croatia becoming a member of the European Union soon. ...
10.05.2011  Estonia Supports the Reduction of Poverty in Least Developed Countries
No. 163-E Today at the United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that only continuous and well thought-out support for countries with small incomes, weak ...
07.05.2011  Estonia Supporting Psychological Counselling for Georgian Women and Youths Affected by Conflicts
No. 161-E The Foreign Ministry is supporting the Psycho-social Rehabilitation Centre located in Gali Province in Georgia in order to help provide psychological counselling to women and youths that have ...
06.05.2011  Foreign Minister Paet: The World Must Support Post-Disaster Japan
No. 160-E At his meeting with Japanese Deputy Foreign Minister Yutaka Banno, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet confirmed that Estonia feels it is essential that the international community support Japan as it ...
06.05.2011  Estonian Ambassador to Lebanon Presents Credentials
No. 159-E Today, 6 May, Estonian Ambassador to the Republic of Lebanon Aivo Orav presented his credentials to President of the Republic of Lebanon Michel Sulayman. At their meeting, the two discussed ...
03.05.2011  President of Slovenia Danilo Türk to Visit Estonia
President of Slovenia Danilo Türk along with his spouse will be in Estonia for an official visit from 5-6 May. He has meetings scheduled with President of the Republic Toomas Hendrik Ilves, Prime ...
02.05.2011  In memoriam Ronald Asmus
On behalf of the Estonian Foreign Ministry, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet expressed condolences to the loved ones of Ronald Asmus. “Ronald Asmus made a great contribution to the exceptionally close ...
02.05.2011  Foreign Ministry announcement
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet stated that the capture of Osama bin Laden has been an essential goal of the war against terrorism since the terror attacks that took place in New York on 11 September 2001. ...
02.05.2011  Foreign Ministry announcement
2 May 2011 Foreign Minister Urmas Paet stated that the capture of Osama bin Laden has been an essential goal of the war against terrorism since the terror attacks that took place in New York on 11 September ...
02.05.2011  Deputy Foreign Minister of Israel to Visit Estonia
Nr 154–E   Deputy Foreign Minister of Israel Daniel Ayalon will be in Estonia for a visit on Wednesday, 4 May and will meet with Foreign Minister Urmas Paet. At their meeting they will discuss ...
28.04.2011  Prime Minister of Luxembourg Jean-Claude Juncker to Visit Estonia
Prime Minister of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg Jean-Claude Juncker will be in Estonia for a working visit from 2-3 May. He has meetings scheduled with President of the Republic Toomas Hendrik Ilves, Prime ...
26.04.2011  Estonia and Denmark Agree That Ending Violence is Primary Goal in Libya
Nr 150-E During their meeting today in Copenhagen, Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet and Danish Foreign Minister Lene Espersen confirmed that the international community’s primary goal in Libya ...
25.04.2011  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet Spoke to Syrian Ambassador About Estonian Citizens Abducted in Lebanon
Today Foreign Minister Urmas Paet spoke to Syria’s new ambassador to Estonia Farouk Taha about the Estonian citizens abducted in Lebanon and about Estonia-Syria bilateral relations. Foreign Minister ...
25.04.2011  Estonia Helping to Improve Availability of Education in Southern Sudan
Nr 146-E   The Foreign Ministry is responding to the UN’s appeal for humanitarian aid with 30 000 euros, which will support the project of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees ...
25.04.2011  Estonia Supports Action to Prevent Recruitment of Child Soldiers in Somalia
Nr 145-E   Foreign Minister Urmas Paet stated that the Foreign Ministry is allocating 30 000 euros from its budget for humanitarian aid to protect the children of Somalia from being recruited to participate ...
21.04.2011  Estonia Focuses on Closer Co-operation With Countries of Persian Gulf Region
No. 144-E During his stay in Abu Dhabi, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet spoke with his colleagues from Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, and Oman about opportunities for developing relations between Estonia ...
21.04.2011  Estonia Intensifying Ties with United Arab Emirates
No. 143-E Today in Abu Dhabi, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet and Foreign Minister of the United Arab Emirates Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan signed an agreement for the protection of investments and the avoidance ...
20.04.2011  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet to Participate in Meeting of European Union and Gulf Co-operation Council Countries
No. 139-E For the next two days, 20-21 April, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet will be in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates to participate in a meeting of the foreign ministers of the European Union and Gulf ...
20.04.2011  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet Discussed Co-operation for Finding Estonian Citizens Abducted in Lebanon with Colleagues from Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates
Nr 142-E Today in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet discussed co-operation for finding the Estonian citizens abducted in Lebanon with the foreign ministers of Saudi Arabia ...
20.04.2011  Video of Estonian Citizens Abducted in Lebanon Sent to Foreign Ministry
No. 141-E Last night a video clip was sent to the Foreign Ministry of the seven Estonian citizens abducted in Lebanon. Foreign Minister Urmas Paet stated that the sending of the video clip is a sign that ...
19.04.2011  Estonian Honorary Consulate in Kiel Re-Opened
No. 138-E On 13 April the Estonian Honorary Consulate in Kiel, the capital of the state of Schleswig-Holstein in Germany, was re-opened. Estonia’s new honorary consul in Kiel is IT entrepreneur Klaus-Hinrich ...
19.04.2011  Estonia Supports Ukraine in Mitigating Consequences of Chernobyl Nuclear Plant Disaster
The Foreign Ministry is donating 25 000 euros through the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development to support the Chernobyl Shelter Fund’s projects related to the shelter constructed around ...
18.04.2011  President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev to Visit Estonia
President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev will be in Estonia for a state visit from 20-21 April. He has meetings scheduled with President of the Republic Toomas Hendrik Ilves, Riigikogu ...
18.04.2011  According to OECD Review, Estonia Has Handled Economic Crisis Well
Today, 18 April, deputy director of the OECD’s country studies branch Robert Ford introduced the economic review prepared by the Economic Development Review Committee (EDRC) of the OECD (Organisation ...
15.04.2011  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Operation in Libya Demonstrates Importance of NATO Relations with Allies
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet stated that the NATO-led operation in Libya demonstrates that NATO’s relations with partners and allies are becoming more valuable all the time. Paet added that NATO’s ...
15.04.2011  Foreign Ministers of NATO Member States and Russia Approve Action Plan for Fight Against Terrorism
Nr 133-E   According to Foreign Minister Urmas Paet, a main topic of discussion at the meeting of the NATO and Russian foreign ministers in Berlin today was co-operation in the fight against terrorism, ...
15.04.2011  Estonia Considers Ukraine an Important NATO Ally
Nr 132-E When talking about the meeting between the foreign ministers of NATO and Ukraine that took place in Berlin today, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that Ukraine expressed strong interest in continuing ...
15.04.2011  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Georgia is Important Partner to NATO
Nr 131-E   At a meeting of the NATO and Georgia foreign ministers in Berlin, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that Georgia is a valuable partner nation in NATO operations. Paet added that integration ...
15.04.2011  Estonia Supports Transferring Responsibility for Security to Afghanistan
Nr 130-E At a meeting of the nations participating in the Afghanistan mission held in Berlin, Foreign Minister Paet stated that transferring responsibility for security over to Afghanistan by the end ...
15.04.2011  OECD to Introduce Review of Estonia’s Economic Situation
On Monday, 18 April, the Economic Development Review Committee (EDRC) of the OECD will introduce its second economic review of Estonia. The review looks at the country’s continuing efforts to recover ...
14.04.2011  Belgian Prime Minister Yves Leterme to Visit Estonia
Belgian Prime Minister Yves Leterme will be in Estonia for a working visit from 18-19 April. He has meetings scheduled with President of the Republic Toomas Hendrik Ilves and Prime Minister Andrus Ansip. ...
14.04.2011  Foreign Minister Paet: NATO-Led Mission Will Remain in Libya Until Gadhafi Regime Ends Violence Against Citizens
No. 130-E At a meeting of the foreign ministers of NATO countries and non-NATO countries that are contributing to the mission in Libya in Berlin today, it was decided that military action would continue ...
14.04.2011  Estonia Highly Values NATO-Georgia Partnership Relations
No. 129-E At a meeting of the Group of Georgia’s Friends in Berlin today, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that it is important to value existing and well-functioning NATO partnership relations. ...
14.04.2011  Estonian Ambassador to France Presented Order of the Cross of Terra Mariana III Class to Philosopher André Glucksmann
No. 128-E On Wednesday, 13 April, Ambassador of the Republic of Estonia to France Sven Jürgenson presented philosopher André Glucksmann with the Order of the Cross of Terra Mariana III Class ...
13.04.2011  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Resolving Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict Would Reduce Tensions in Southern Caucasus
At the meeting of the European Union foreign ministers in Luxembourg, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet discussed the European Union’s role in the Southern Caucasus and opportunities to resolve the Nagorno-Karabakh ...
13.04.2011  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet to Participate in NATO Foreign Ministers’ Meeting
Over the next two days, 14-15 April, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet will participate in a meeting of the NATO foreign ministers in Berlin. The foreign ministers will discuss matters related to NATO’s ...
13.04.2011  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Situation in Libya Requires Swift Political Resolution and End to Violence
At the European Union foreign ministers’ meeting in Luxembourg, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet discussed the situations in the Middle East and Northern Africa, especially Libya. Foreign Minister Paet ...
12.04.2011  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet Discussed Co-operation in Finding Victims of Lebanon Kidnapping with European Union Colleagues
No. 124-E At the European Union foreign ministers’ meeting held today in Luxembourg, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet discussed co-operation in finding the abducted Estonian citizens with many of his ...
12.04.2011  Estonia Hopes for Quick Integration of Moldova and Ukraine with European Union
No. 123-E At meetings held today in Luxemburg with the foreign ministers of Ukraine and Moldova, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet emphasised that Estonia supports the rapid integration of Ukraine and Moldova ...
12.04.2011  Foreign Ministry announcement
No. 122-E Foreign Minister Urmas Paet has stated that we are continuing to work intensively together with the Lebanese authorities as well as representatives of partner nations to examine all possibilities ...
11.04.2011  Foreign Minister Paet Expressed Condolences to Foreign Minister of Belarus Over Explosion in Minsk Subway
No. 121-E Foreign Minister Urmas Paet issued his condolences to Belarusian Foreign Minister Sergei Martynov over the explosion that took place in the Oktyabrskaya subway station in Minsk, killing 11 people ...
11.04.2011  Romanian President Traian Băsescu to Visit Estonia
President of Romania Traian Băsescu and his wife Maria Băsescu will be on a state visit to Estonia from 12-13 April. The president has meetings scheduled with President Toomas Hendrik Ilves, Riigikogu ...
11.04.2011  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet to Discuss Situations in Libya, Middle East and North Africa with EU Foreign Ministers
No. 120-E Tomorrow, 12 April, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet will discuss developments in Libya and the Middle East with his European Union colleagues in Luxembourg. The EU foreign policy leaders will ...
11.04.2011  Estonia Supports Council of Europe’s Fight Against Cybercrime
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet stated that the abuse of cyberspace is a global problem and ensuring cyber security is of vital importance in international co-operation. “The only functioning international ...
08.04.2011  Estonian Ambassador to France Presented Filmmaker and Publicist Vladimir-Georg Karassev-Orgusaar With Order of the White Star IV Class
No. 118-E At the Estonian Embassy in Paris on Friday, 8 April, Ambassador of the Republic of Estonia to France Sven Jürgenson presented Vladimir-Georg Karassev-Orgusaar with the Order of the White ...
08.04.2011  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet Spoke to Representative of Palestinian Authority About Co-operation in Search for Those Abducted in Lebanon
No. 117-E At his meeting today with the leader of a delegation from the Palestinian Authority Nabil Al Wazir, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet brought up matters related to the search for the Estonian citizens ...
08.04.2011  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Estonia Will Continue to Give Focused Support to Civil Society of Belarus
No. 116-E Foreign Minister Urmas Paet stated that the Foreign Ministry is allocating 12 780 euros from its development co-operation budget for the Belarusian European Humanities University located in Vilnius ...
08.04.2011  Estonian Ambassador to Sweden Presents Credentials
No. 115-E On Thursday, 7 April, Ambassador of the Republic of Estonia to the Kingdom of Sweden Jaak Jõerüüt presented his credentials to King Carl Gustaf XVI of Sweden. In the discussion ...
07.04.2011  Estonia Opened Fourth Honorary Consulate in Austria
No. 113-E On 5 April Foreign Ministry Undersecretary Lauri Bambus and Ambassador Eve-Külli Kala opened Estonia’s fourth honorary consulate in Austria. Estonia’s new honorary consul is ...
07.04.2011  Romanian President Traian Băsescu to Visit Estonia
President of Romania Traian Băsescu and his wife Maria Băsescu will be on a state visit to Estonia from 12-13 April. The president has meetings scheduled with President Toomas Hendrik Ilves, Riigikogu ...
06.04.2011  Estonia Prepared to Establish Diplomatic Relations with Somalia
No. 114-E During its session today, the government approved an order with the objective of establishing diplomatic relations between Estonia and Somalia. Foreign Minister Urmas Paet stated that our goal ...
06.04.2011  Foreign Ministry announcement
No. 112-E According to information received by the Foreign Ministry, a statement from the group that calls itself the Renaissance and Reform Movement reached the Lebanese news portal Lebabon Files at 6:30 ...
05.04.2011  Lebanese Security Forces Have Arrested Three More Collaborators in Abduction of Estonian Citizens
No. 111-E According to the information of the Foreign Ministry, Lebanese internal security forces have arrested three more individuals that helped to carry out the abduction of the Estonian citizens. Of ...
04.04.2011  Estonia Opens New Honorary Consulate in United States in Arizona
No 107-E Estonian Ambassador to the United States Väino Reinart and Consul General in New York Jaanus Kirikmäe will open the Estonian Honorary Consulate in the area of Phoenix, Arizona on 2 April. ...
03.04.2011  Foreign Ministry announcement
No. 110-E Foreign Minister Urmas Paet spoke on the phone today with Deputy Foreign Minister of Syria Faisal al-Mikdad. Paet and al-Mikdad discussed matters related to the Estonian citizens abducted in ...
02.04.2011  Foreign Ministry announcement
No. 109-E Foreign Minister Urmas Paet has stated that close co-operation with the Lebanese authorities and representatives of our partner nations continues in the search for the Estonian citizens abducted ...
01.04.2011  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: We Highly Value the Help of Our Partners in Finding Citizens Abducted in Lebanon
No. 108-E Foreign Minister Urmas Paet stated that Estonia is continuing to work closely together with the Lebanese authorities and representatives of our partner countries to find the Estonian citizens ...
31.03.2011  Foreign Ministry announcement
No. 106-E According to information received by the Foreign Ministry, the organisation that carried out the abduction of seven Estonian citizens has been identified through co-operation with the Lebanese ...
31.03.2011  Foreign Ministry announcement
No. 105-E According to information received by the Foreign Ministry, the Lebanese news portal Lebabon Files has received a statement from an organisation claiming that they have the abducted Estonian citizens. ...
30.03.2011  Lebanese Armed Forces Apprehended Three Individuals Tied to Abduction of Estonian Citizens
No. 104-E According to information from the Lebanese authorities that has reached the Foreign Ministry, today the Lebanese armed forces apprehended three individuals who are tied to the abduction of the ...
29.03.2011  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet Discussed Co-operation in Lebanon With Colleagues in London
No. 103-E Within the framework of the conference on the situation in Libya held in London, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet discussed matters related to the abduction of seven Estonian citizens in Lebanon and ...
29.03.2011  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: International Community Has Vital Role in Resolving Crisis in Libya
No. 102-E At the conference on the Libya crisis held in London, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet emphasised that the support and aid of the international community are essential for ending the civil war in ...
29.03.2011  Foreign Ministry announcement
No. 102-E According to information held by the Foreign Ministry, an organisation has been identified that may be connected to the abduction of seven Estonian citizens. The Lebanese army and security ...
29.03.2011  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet to Participate in Libya Discussion in London Today
No. 101-E Today Foreign Minister Urmas Paet will participate in a meeting of foreign ministers in London, where matters related to the crisis in Libya will be discussed. Foreign Minister Paet will also ...
28.03.2011  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet Met With Lebanese Leaders
No. 100-E Today in Beirut Foreign Minister Urmas Paet met with President of Lebanon Michel Sulayman, Minister of the Interior Ziad Baroud, prime ministerial candidate Najib Mikat, who is currently responsible ...
28.03.2011  Seventh Estonian Honorary Consulate in United States Opened in South Carolina
No 99-E Over the weekend Estonian Ambassador to the United States Väino Reinart and Consul General in New York Jaanus Kirikmäe opened the Estonian Honorary Consulate in Charleston in the state ...
28.03.2011  Foreign Ministry announcement
No 98-E A female Estonian citizen was on a trip in Lebanon at the same time that the abduction of the seven Estonian cyclists took place. The woman has been questioned by the Lebanese police within the ...
28.03.2011  Foreign Minister Paet to Meet With Lebanese Leaders
No 97-E Today, 28 March, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet will be in Lebanon to meet with Lebanese leaders and other officials. The foreign minister has meetings scheduled in Beirut with President Michel ...
27.03.2011  Foreign Ministry announcement
No 96-E Foreign Minister Urmas Paet stated that intensive work in the search for the seven Estonian citizens abducted in Lebanon continued today. The foreign minister added that this included actively ...
25.03.2011  Embassy Came to Aid of Tourist Group That Was Involved in Accident
No 94-E The Estonian Embassy in Austria immediately got in contact with a tourist group of 31 Estonians upon finding out that they were involved in an accident near Dolny Kubin in Slovakia, in order to ...
25.03.2011  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet Spoke With Foreign Minister of Palestinian Authority
No 95-E According to Foreign Minister Urmas Paet, Foreign Minister of the Palestinian Authority Riad al-Melki confirmed during their telephone conversation today that the Palestinian Authority is supporting ...
25.03.2011  Intensive Search for Estonian Citizens Abducted in Lebanon Continues
No 93-E Foreign Minister Urmas Paet has stated that the intensive search for the Estonian citizens who were abducted in Lebanon continues. “Although there are various versions of the event and where ...
25.03.2011  Indian Minister of State for External Affairs Preneet Kaur to Visit Estonia
From 27-29 March, Indian Minister of State for External Affairs Mrs. Preneet Kaur will be in Estonia for an official visit. She has meetings scheduled with Foreign Minister Urmas Paet, Prime Minister Andrus ...
24.03.2011  Summary of the evening press conference, 24 March 2011
Evening press conference of Foreign Minister Urmas Paet 24 March 2011 Foreign Minister: Here is a short interim report on what's been going on today and where we are now. First of all, we still have not ...
24.03.2011  Foreign Ministry announcement
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet stated that during a telephone conversation today, Lebanese Foreign Minister Ali Sham confirmed that the Lebanese government is taking the abduction of Estonian citizens very ...
24.03.2011  Summary of press conference, 24 March 2011
Summary of press conference, 24 March 2011 Foreign Minister: Good morning. Yesterday at around 15:30 (GMT) seven Estonian citizens were kidnapped near the city of Zahlé in the eastern part of the ...
24.03.2011  Foreign Ministry to Send Diplomat to Beirut Today
No. 91-E The Foreign Ministry is co-operating with authorities in Lebanon and other partner countries to resolve the situation regarding the seven Estonian citizens that have been kidnapped in Lebanon. ...
24.03.2011  Polish President Bronisław Komorowski to visit Estonia
Polish President Bronisław Komorowski and his wife Anna Komorowska will be in Estonia for a working visit from 28-29 March. There are meetings scheduled with President of the Republic Toomas Hendrik Ilves ...
24.03.2011  Foreign Ministry announcement
24 March 2011   According to the information held by the Foreign Ministry, seven Estonian citizens have been kidnapped in Lebanon. An interdepartmental crisis commission led by Foreign Minister Urmas ...
22.03.2011  Learning Some Big Lessons From Little Estonia
Learning Some Big Lessons From Little Estonia The Moscow Times, 22 March 2011 By Anders Aslund Of all the post-Communist countries, none has been more successful in its reforms than Estonia. Today, ...
15.03.2011  Foreign Ministry Recommends Leaving North-Eastern Part of Japan
No. 86–E The Foreign Ministry is recommending that people not remain in the north-eastern part of Japan in order to avoid the harmful effects of radiation. Many explosions have taken place at the ...
14.03.2011  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet Confirmed Estonia’s Support at Meeting with Japanese Ambassador
No. 85-E Today Foreign Minister Urmas Paet met with Japanese Ambassador Hideaki Hoshi and expressed Estonia’s support for Japan as it deals with tremendous damages in the aftermath of the earthquake ...
12.03.2011  Estonia Supporting Victims of Japanese Earthquake
No. 84-E The Estonian Foreign Ministry is allocating 200 000 EUR to help victims of the earthquake and resulting tsunami in Japan. Foreign Minister Urmas Paet stated that Japan is Estonia’s close ...
11.03.2011  Foreign Minister Paet in Hungary: Support for EU Eastern or Southern Partners Cannot be Competition
No. 83-E During their meeting in Gödöllõ, Hungary, the European Union foreign ministers emphasised that Northern African nations must reach their own conclusions regarding their desires ...
11.03.2011  Foreign Ministry Recommends Avoiding Travel to Japan
No. 84-E Due to the explosion that occurred at the Fukushima nuclear plant, aftershocks from the powerful earthquake, and transportation difficulties, the Foreign Ministry recommends that people avoid ...
11.03.2011  Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Express Condolences to Japan
No. 82-E Prime Minister Andrus Ansip and Foreign Minister Urmas Paet expressed their condolences to Japan over the severe earthquake and subsequent destructive tsunamis that struck the north-eastern ...
09.03.2011  NATO to Practice Implementing Collective Defence
No. 80-E From 23-30 March Estonia will participate in the NATO Crisis Management Exercise CMX 2011. The CMX is a regularly scheduled NATO Crisis Management Exercise, the goal of which is to practice political, ...
09.03.2011  EU Foreign Ministers Stress International Pressure for Ending Civil War and Gadhafi’s Reign in Libya
No. 81-E At their meeting today in Brussels, the European Union foreign ministers confirmed that international pressure against the Gadhafi regime in Libya should continue in an attempt to end the civil ...
09.03.2011  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet to Discuss Resolution of Situation in Libya with European Union Colleagues
No. 20-TT Tomorrow, 10 March, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet will participate in an extraordinary meeting of the European Union foreign ministers in Brussels, where the ministers will discuss opportunities ...
09.03.2011  Election Day in the Foreign Ministry Press Centre
On 6 March 2011, the day of the election of the XII Riigikogu, the Foreign Ministry press centre (Lauteri 2) will be open from 14.00 until the announcing of the initial election results (approximately ...
07.03.2011  Estonian Ambassador to Jordan Presents Credentials
No. 79-E On Tuesday, 8 March, Estonia’s first ambassador to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan Margus Rava presented his credentials to King Abdullah II ibn Al Hussein. Ambassador Rava resides in Tallinn. ...
02.03.2011  Estonia Considers Rapid Ratification of European Union-Brazil Visa Waiver Agreement to be Important
No. 78-E On 28 February political consultations between Estonia and Brazil led by Foreign Ministry Undersecretary Kaja Tael took place in Brazil’s capital Brasilia. At the meetings, the ratification ...
01.03.2011  Estonian and Latvian Foreign Ministers Announce Winner of Translation Award
No. 77-E Foreign Minister Urmas Paet and Latvian Foreign Minister Girts Valdis Kristovskis announced the winner of the Estonian-Latvian/Latvian-Estonian translation award. The prize was awarded to Guntars ...
01.03.2011  Estonia Was Co-Presenter of Resolution Demanding Suspension of Libya’s Membership in UN Human Rights Council
No. 76-E Estonia supported the decision of the UN General Assembly to suspend Libya’s membership in the UN Human Rights Council and was one of the co-presenters of the resolution demanding this action. ...
28.02.2011  Estonia Quiz participants can win a free trip to Estonia
Today marks the beginning of the Estonian Foreign Ministry’s annual Estonia-themed trivia quiz “Estonia Quiz 2011”, with a grand prize of a trip for two to Estonia. To enter you must ...
28.02.2011  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Russian Foreign Minister’s Position on Citizenship Not Based on Objective View
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet stated that it is regrettable that Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation Sergei Lavrov’s comment today about Estonian citizenship policy is based on incorrect information ...
26.02.2011  Estonia to Provide Humanitarian Aid to Victims of Libyan Violence
Nr 73–E Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that the international community must quickly come to the aid of victims of Libyan repression as well as refugees. Estonia is supporting people who have ...
25.02.2011  Estonia Supports Imposing Sanctions Against Libya
Nr 71–E Foreign Minister Urmas Paet stated that Estonia supports the rapid implementation of sanctions against the Libyan leaders that are responsible for committing violence against and murdering ...
25.02.2011  Estonia Opened Honorary Consulate on Gran Canaria
Nr 72–E     On Friday, 25 February, Estonian Ambassador to Spain Toomas Kahur opened an Estonian Honorary Consulate in Spain in the city of Telde in the administrative centre of the Canary ...
25.02.2011  Estonia Opens Honorary Consulate in Sri Lanka
Nr 70–E   On Thursday, 24 February, Foreign Ministry Undersecretary Lauri Bambus opened the Estonian Honorary Consulate in Sri Lanka. Estonia’s new honorary consul is Dudley Francis Suthanthiranayagam ...
21.02.2011  Foreign Minister Paet and Swedish Foreign Minister Bildt: Sweden is Also Celebrating Restoration of Estonia’s Independence
Today Foreign Minister Urmas Paet met with his Swedish colleague Carl Bildt and gave a speech at the celebration of the 93rd anniversary of the Republic of Estonia at the German Church in Stockholm. Paet ...
20.02.2011  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: European Union Demands End to Killing of Protestors in Libya
Nr 66–E At their meeting today, the European Union foreign ministers condemned the violence being used against protestors in Libya and supported the efforts of Northern African and Middle Eastern ...
18.02.2011  Ambassador Marten Kokk: Activities of UNESCO World Heritage Committee Must Be Apolitical
No. 60-E On Friday, 18 February, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Estonia to the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) Marten Kokk presented his credentials to UNESCO ...
16.02.2011  Foreign Minister Paet: Germany Has Made Serious Contribution to Safety of Estonian Airspace
During his meeting with German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle in Berlin, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that considering the changes in the world, the permanent membership of the UN Security Council ...
15.02.2011  President of European Council Herman Van Rompuy to Visit Estonia
On Thursday, 17 February, President of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy will be visiting Estonia together with his spouse. Herman Van Rompuy has meetings scheduled with President Toomas Hendrik Ilves ...
15.02.2011  Foreign Ministry Recommends Avoiding Travel to Egypt’s Big Cities, With Exception of Red Sea Resort Areas
Due to the uncertain and potentially changing security situation in Egypt, the Foreign Ministry recommends avoiding travel to Cairo, Alexandria, Suez, Luxor, and other major cities. The situation in the ...
14.02.2011  Foreign Minister Paet: President Reagan’s Belief in Freedom and Democracy Played Import Role in Restoration of Estonia’s Independence
  At the seminar dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the birth of Ronald Reagan, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet emphasised that the role of the 40th president of the United States in history was made ...
14.02.2011  Estonia Hopes Egypt Has Peaceful Transition to International Consensus
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet stated that Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak resigning from the office of president has created opportunities for dialogue among all the political powers and the organisation ...
14.02.2011  Estonia Supports Environmentally Friendly Development of Ukraine’s Energy Sector
The Foreign Ministry is supporting projects to make Ukraine’s energy sector more effective and environmentally friendly by donating 32 000 euros to the Eastern Europe Energy Effectiveness and Environmental ...
11.02.2011  Estonian and Finnish Foreign Ministers: Estonia and Finland Support One Another in Crisis Situations
During their meeting in Helsinki today, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet and his Finnish colleague Alexander Stubb emphasised that Estonia and Finland’s close co-operation includes helping each other’s ...
10.02.2011  Foreign Minister Paet: Discussions on Conventional Arms Control Are Essential
No. 51-E At his meeting today with Assistant Secretary of State for Arms Control of the United States of America Rose Gottemoeller, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet expressed hope that negotiations on reducing ...
10.02.2011  Estonia Opens Honorary Consulate in Valencia
No. 50-E On the evening of 9 February, the Estonian Honorary Consulate in Valencia was opened by Estonian Ambassador to Spain Toomas Kahur. Estonia’s new honorary consul in Valencia is José ...
09.02.2011  In 2010 the number of Russian tourists increased compared to the year before by more than 50%
No. 48-E In his annual foreign policy address to the Riigikogu, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet addressed the European Union-Russia visa dialogue and stated that in the long-term perspective, concluding a ...
08.02.2011  Foreign Minister Paet Met With Former Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Kasyanov
No. 49-E Foreign Minister Urmas Paet and former Russian prime minister Mikhail Kasyanov discussed matters related to the future and development of Russia. Foreign Minister Paet stated that a modern and ...
08.02.2011  Foreign Minister Paet: Our Soldiers in Afghanistan are Protecting the Lives of the Estonian People
No. 47-E In his annual foreign policy address to the Riigikogu today, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet emphasised that as a result of the activities of the international mission in Afghanistan, the number ...
08.02.2011  Foreign Ministry Protects Interests of Estonian Entrepreneurs Abroad
No. 46-E In his annual foreign policy address to the Riigikogu, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet noted that Estonia’s success and efforts to join the euro zone and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation ...
07.02.2011  The Celebration of the 93rd Anniversary of the Republic of Estonia
No. 45-E Attention journalists! Accreditation is starting for the events celebrating the 93rd anniversary of the Republic of Estonia in Tallinn. Journalists, photographers and cameramen interested in covering ...
07.02.2011  Foreign Minister Paet: President of the United States Ronald Reagan Offered Hope of Freedom to Eastern European Peoples
No. 44-E Today on 6 February, the 100th anniversary of the birth of United States President Ronald Reagan, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet emphasised that President Reagan was a statesman dedicated to the ...
03.02.2011  Prime Ministers of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania to Meet in Estonia
An informal meeting of the prime ministers of the Baltic Council of Ministers will take place in Vihula from 10-11 February. Estonian Prime Minister Andrus Ansip, Latvian Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis, ...
03.02.2011  Estonian Ambassador to OECD Presents Credentials
Nr 42-E   Permanent Representative of the Republic of Estonia to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Ambassador Marten Kokk presented his credentials to OECD Secretary ...
03.02.2011  Estonia Presented Report on Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms at UN Human Rights Council
Nr 40-E   Today an Estonian delegation led by Foreign Ministry Secretary General Alar Streimann presented a report on the protection and promotion of human rights and fundamental freedoms in Estonia ...
03.02.2011  Estonia Waived National Visa Fee for Belarusian Citizens
Nr 41-E   Today the government decided that Estonia would waive the visa fee for citizens of Belarus applying for national visas from Estonian foreign representations. Foreign Minister Urmas Paet ...
01.02.2011  Estonian Diplomats Sent to Egypt Arrived in Sharm el-Sheik and Hurghada
No. 34-E Foreign Minister Urmas Paet stated that the Estonian consular aid diplomats that were sent to Egyptian resort towns arrived in Sharm el-Sheik and Hurghada. “The first task of the Estonians ...
01.02.2011  Foreign Minister Paet: European Union Respects Desire of Southern Sudan to Establish Own Nation
No. 33-E At their meeting in Brussels, the European Union foreign ministers confirmed that the results of the independence referendum in Southern Sudan demonstrate that a large majority of voters support ...
01.02.2011  European Union Imposes Sanctions Against Those Responsible for Oppression in Belarus
No. 31-E Yesterday during the Foreign Affairs Council the European Union foreign ministers approved the enforcement of sanctions against Belarusian officials tied to the violent acts and arrests that took ...
01.02.2011  Foreign Minister Paet: European Union Wants Strengthening of Rule of Law in Russia
No. 32-E The European Union foreign ministers discussed European Union and Russian relations in Brussels and agreed that in future co-operation the focus must be on resolving conflicts in their shared ...
01.02.2011  European Union Foreign Ministers Call on Egypt to Avoid Violence
No. 30-E At their meeting today in Brussels, the European Union foreign ministers issued an appeal for the Egyptian authorities to release peaceful demonstrators and avoid any further violence like that ...
31.01.2011  Estonian To Send Consular Aid Diplomats to Egyptian Resorts
No. 29-E Foreign Minister Urmas Paet stated that the Foreign Ministry is sending Estonian consular aid diplomats to the Egyptian resort towns of Sharm el-Sheik and Hurghada. “The job of the Estonian ...
31.01.2011  Foreign Ministry Recommends Avoiding Travel to Egypt
No. 27-E Due to the further spread of disturbances, the Foreign Ministry is recommending that travel to Egypt be avoided and for those who are currently in Egypt to leave the country. The Foreign Ministry ...
30.01.2011  Estonian Review 21 - 27 January 2011
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27.01.2011  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: In Remembering Holocaust, We Emphasise Unique Value of Every Single Life
No. 25-E At the commemoration ceremony to Holocaust victims held in Klooga, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that today the victims of the horrors of World War II are being commemorated all over Europe ...
26.01.2011  Foreign Minister Paet Opened the Estonian Center of Eastern Partnership
No. 24-E At the opening of the the Estonian Center of Eastern Partnership today, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet emphasised that the centre will give Estonia and other European Union member states a very good ...
26.01.2011  Foreign Minister Paet: Protecting Human Rights is Estonia’s Priority
No. 23-E Today Foreign Minister Urmas Paet introduced Estonia’s candidacy to become a member of the UN Human Rights Council. Foreign Minister Paet also gave an overview of the upcoming presentation ...
25.01.2011  Foreign Minister Paet Expressed Condolences Regarding Explosion in Domodedovo Airport
No. 22-E Foreign Minister Urmas Paet expressed his condolences to Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation Sergei Lavrov regarding the explosion that took place this afternoon in Moscow’s Domodedovo ...
24.01.2011  Foreign Minister Paet at Meeting With UN Secretary General Ban: Estonia Striving to be Member of UN Human Right Council
No. 21-E During his meeting at UN headquarters in New York with the secretary general of the global organisation Ban Ki-moon, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet confirmed that Estonia will continue to actively ...
21.01.2011  Foreign Minister Paet Met With Secretary of State of the USA Hillary Clinton
No. 20-E 21 January 2011 At his meeting with Secretary of State of the United States of America Hillary Clinton in Washington, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that Estonia highly values bilateral Estonia-USA ...
20.01.2011  Estonian Ambassador to Slovenia Presents Credentials
No. 19-E On Thursday, 20 January, Ambassador of the Republic of Estonia to the Republic of Slovenia Priit Pallum presented his credentials to President of Slovenia Danilo Türk. The ambassador resides ...
20.01.2011  Foreign Minister Paet Commemorated Victims of Communism in Washington
No. 18-E Foreign Minister Urmas Paet, who is currently on a visit to the United States of America, placed a commemorative wreath on the Victims of Communism Memorial in Washington, D.C. Foreign Minister ...
20.01.2011  Foreign Minister Paet in Washington: Europe’s Security is Reinforced by Europe-USA Co-operation
No. 17-E In Washington at a meeting with Republican chairwoman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the US House of Representatives Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that the natural ...
17.01.2011  Estonia Supports Civil Society of Belarus
No. 16-E Foreign Minister Urmas Paet stated that the European Union, including Estonia, has been considering its further steps regarding Belarus in light of the presidential elections that took place there ...
17.01.2011  Estonia Extends Aid Mission in Flooded Pakistan
No. 14-E The Foreign Ministry is supporting a two-month extension of the mission of Estonian rescue workers in Pakistan, which is still struggling in the aftermath of extreme flooding. Foreign Minister ...
17.01.2011  Foreign Minister Paet to Meet with US Secretary of State and UN Secretary General
No. 15-E Next week Foreign Minister Urmas Paet will be on a visit to the United States of America, where he will meet with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Washington and UN Secretary General Ban ...
13.01.2011  Foreign Minister Paet: Experience of Estonian Police Officers Valued in Afghanistan
No. 12-E Yesterday Foreign Minister Urmas Paet visited the police station in Kabul where three Estonian police officers are working as part of the European Union Police Mission in Afghanistan. “The ...
13.01.2011  Estonian Ambassador to Swiss Confederation Presents Credentials
No. 13-E On Tuesday, 11 January Estonian Ambassador Katrin Saarsalu-Layachi presented her credentials to President of the Swiss Confederation Micheline Calmy-Rey. The ambassador resides in Tallinn. In ...
11.01.2011  Foreign Minister Paet Stated That Ties Between Estonian and Afghan Friendship Schools are Important to Estonia
No. 11-E Foreign Minister Urmas Paet visited Kabul University and the Murad Khane School in Kabul and confirmed that supporting education and creating ties between friendship schools is one of the most ...
11.01.2011  Foreign Minister Paet in Kabul: NATO Allies Must Make Afghanistan Decisions Together
No. 10-E At his meeting with leader of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) General David Petraeus in Kabul, Afghanistan, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet emphasised that Estonia feels it is essential ...
10.01.2011  Foreign Minister Paet in Southern Afghanistan: Estonia’s Goal is to Reduce Mortality of Women and Children
No. 9-E At his meeting with Governor of Helmand Province Gulab Mangal in the capital of Helmand Lashkar Gah, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that Estonia would like to contribute first and foremost to ...
10.01.2011  Foreign Minister Paet Recognised Estonian Soldiers in Southern Afghanistan
No. 8-E   Foreign Minister Paet met in Afghanistan with the Estonian infantry company at their patrol base in Wahid and the national support element at the Camp Bastion military base. Foreign Minister ...
10.01.2011  Foreign Minister Paet in Kabul: We Must Do Everything Possible So That Afghanistan Can Accept Responsibility for Security in 2014
No. 7-E At his meeting in Kabul with Foreign Minister of Afghanistan Zalmai Rassoul, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet emphasised that in the coming years Estonia will focus on aiding Afghanistan in the security, ...
10.01.2011  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet Begins Visit in Afghanistan
No. 6-E From 8-10 January, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet will be in Afghanistan for a visit. He will be spending time in Kabul as well as Helmand Province in southern Afghanistan. The foreign minister has ...
06.01.2011  Estonia’s Main Development Co-operation Partners are Afghanistan and EU Eastern Partnership States
No. 4-E Today the government approved Estonia’s development plan for development co-operation and humanitarian aid for the years 2011-2015 and the implementation plan of the development plan for ...
05.01.2011  Foreign Ministry Presents Cultural Stipends to Arvo Pärt, Tõnu Kaljuste, and Tiina Lokk
No. 3-E Today Foreign Minister Urmas Paet presented the Foreign Ministry cultural stipends, which are given in recognition of people who have helped to introduce Estonia abroad through culture. “We ...
03.01.2011  Estonia Building Playground and Sports Fields for Young Georgian Refugees
No. 1-E The Foreign Ministry is helping to improve the quality of life of children and youths among Georgian internally displaced persons by continuing to establish playground and sports fields in the ...
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