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20.12.2013  Estonia Will Open First South American Embassy in Capital of Brazil
In today’s session, the Estonian Government decided to set up an Estonian embassy in Brasília, the capital of Brazil. “Brazil is Estonia’s most important political and trade partner ...
19.12.2013  Estonian-Latvian and Latvian-Estonian Translators’ Competition Opened
Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs Urmas Paet and Latvian Minister of Foreign Affairs Edgars Rinkēvičs are announcing, for the fifth time, a competition for the Estonian-Latvian and Latvian-Estonian ...
18.12.2013  Estonia Supports EU Candidate Country Status for Albania and Membership Talks with Serbia and Macedonia
At the European Union General Affairs Council, where the state of play of the European Union enlargement policy and developments in both current and future candidate countries were analysed, Foreign Minister ...
18.12.2013  Estonia Considers Strengthening European Security and Defence Policy To Be Important
At today’s European Union General Affairs Council session in Brussels, where preparations were made for the upcoming defence-themed European Council taking place on 19-20 December, Foreign Minister ...
18.12.2013  Estonia Considers Prompt Signing of EU Association Agreements with Moldova and Georgia To Be Essential
In today’s meeting of European Union foreign minister in Brussels, where the question of how to move forward with the European Union’s Eastern Partnership policy was discussed, Foreign Minister ...
17.12.2013  Estonia Supports Geneva 2 Peace Conference To End Syrian Civil War
According to Foreign Minister Urmas Paet, the Geneva 2 peace conference that will be held in January to search for a solution to the Syrian civil war is an important opportunity to find a political solution ...
16.12.2013  Estonia Opened Its First Honorary Consulate in Kyrgyzstan
On 13 December, Estonia’s first honorary consulate was opened in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, as part of Prime Minister Andrus Ansip’s visit. Estonia’s honorary consul in Kyrgyzstan is Viktor ...
13.12.2013  Estonia Supports Alleviating Situation of Syrian Refugees
At today’s meeting of European Union development cooperation ministers, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet stressed that it is extremely important to put an end to this century’s worst humanitarian ...
13.12.2013  Estonia Supports Burma’s Democratisation
Today in Brussels, the European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton gave the European Union development cooperation ministers an overview of the first meeting ...
13.12.2013  Estonia Considers Better Coordination of International Aid Money To Be Important
At today’s meeting of development cooperation ministers of the European Union member states, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet stressed that, in addition to good human rights-based governance and adherence ...
12.12.2013  Estonia Condemns Use of Violence by Ukrainian Authorities Against Its Own Citizens
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet strongly condemned the decision by Ukrainian authorities to once again use violence against peaceful demonstrators. Foreign Minister Paet emphasised that the Ukrainian government ...
12.12.2013  Estonian Ambassador in Oman: The Two Countries’ Economic Relations Have Great Potential
On 8 December, Ambassador of Estonia to Oman Lauri Bambus met on a working visit in Muscat with the Sultanate of Oman’s Minister of Commerce and Industry Ali bin Masoud Al Sunaidy and Minister of ...
11.12.2013  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet Is Attending Nelson Mandela’s Memorial Service
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet is attending the memorial service for former president of the Republic of South Africa Nelson Mandela today in Johannesburg. According to Paet, Mandela inspired countless people ...
10.12.2013  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet Attended Nelson Mandela’s Memorial Service
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet attended the memorial service for former president of the Republic of South Africa Nelson Mandela today in Johannesburg. According to Paet, Mandela inspired countless people ...
10.12.2013  Best Philanthropic Venture Award Presented at Embassy of Estonia in Stockholm
Yesterday, on 9 December, the Embassy of Estonia in Stockholm and the Estonian-Swedish Chamber of Commerce presented an award to Stenströms Skjortfabrik AB recognising the best philanthropic act done ...
09.12.2013  Estonia Wants Pension and Trucking Agreements with Azerbaijan
At a meeting with Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov in Kiev, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that Estonia would like to intensify trade relations and develop economic contacts with Azerbaijan. “Many ...
09.12.2013  The Foreign Ministry Acknowledged Citizen Diplomacy Promoters in Honour of Citizen’s Day
On 26 November, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet acknowledged numerous excellent promoters of citizen diplomacy, who have noticeably helped to introduce Estonia abroad and deepen relations with other countries, ...
09.12.2013  TUT Biorobotics Centre’s Underwater Sea Turtle To Be Presented at London’s Robot Safari Exhibition
Last week, everyone who was interested could familiarise themselves with an underwater sea turtle that was created by the scientists of the Tallinn University of Technology’s (TUT) Centre for Biorobotics ...
09.12.2013  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet at OSCE Meeting in Kiev: Freedoms of Expression and Association Must Be Ensured
Today, at the meeting of the foreign ministers of the Organization for Security and Co-Operation in Europe (OSCE) member states in Kiev, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that the OSCE’s goal is to ...
09.12.2013  NATO and Russia Initiated Joint Excess Ammunition Disposal Project in Kaliningrad
At the NATO-Russia Council foreign ministers’ meeting, a joint project was initiated to dispose of excess ammunition in the Kaliningrad oblast. The aim of the undertaking is to reduce the risks that ...
09.12.2013  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: NATO Must Remain Effective After Afghanistan Mission
At the meeting of the foreign ministers of NATO member states in Brussels, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that the 2014 NATO summit must above all convey the message that NATO will continue to be active, ...
09.12.2013  Foreign Ministry Supports Red Cross Volunteer Mission in Philippines
Since the beginning of December an Estonian Red Cross volunteer has been working at a first aid centre in Balangiga in the Philippines. He will be there for five weeks as a member of the Finnish Red Cross ...
06.12.2013  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet Met With Ukraine’s Pro-Europe Politicians
Together with the foreign ministers of Finland, Norway, Iceland, and Latvia, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet met with Vitali Klitschko and other Ukrainian opposition leaders. Topics of discussion at the meeting ...
06.12.2013  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Nelson Mandela Made the World Better
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet expressed his condolences to the Republic of South Africa’s Foreign Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane regarding the death of Nelson Mandela, former president of the Republic ...
05.12.2013  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet Signed a Cyber Partnership Statement with US Secretary of State John Kerry
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet and US Secretary of State John Kerry signed the Estonia-US Cyber Partnership Statement today in Brussels. Estonia’s security is better than ever before, according to ...
05.12.2013  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet Will Participate in OSCE Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Kiev
Nr 398-E Today and tomorrow, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet will participate in the meeting of the foreign ministers of Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) member states in Kiev. In ...
04.12.2013  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: NATO Presence in Afghanistan after 2014 Depends on Afghan Leaders
At the meeting of NATO foreign ministers and their counterparts in partner states participating in the ISAF operation, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet confirmed that, in accordance with its prior commitment, ...
04.12.2013  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: NATO’s Door Continues To Be Open
At the meeting of the foreign ministers of NATO member states, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that NATO must be open to new members if they are ready for it. “Multifaceted cooperation must be ...
04.12.2013  NATO Foreign Ministers Condemned Use of Excessive Force Against Protestors in Ukraine
Last night, the foreign ministers of NATO member states made a joint statement that condemned the use of excessive force against protestors in Ukraine: “We call on all parties to refrain from provocations ...
03.12.2013  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet Will Meet with US Secretary of State and NATO Counterparts
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet will attend a NATO Foreign Ministers meeting on 3-4 December in Brussels. Foreign Minister Paet is also scheduled to meet with US Secretary of State John Kerry. On 3 December, ...
03.12.2013  Estonia Supports Children’s Access to Education in Central African Republic
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will allocate 80,000 Euros to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) for activities related to the improvement of children’s access to education in the ...
03.12.2013  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet Was Named White Ribbon Ambassador
Estonia’s Foreign Minister Urmas Paet is the leading figure of the White Ribbon campaign promoted by the European Institute for Gender Equality, which recently opened in Vilnius. The White Ribbon ...
03.12.2013  Estonia Will Lead both Nordic-Baltic Cooperation and the Council of the Baltic Sea States Next Year
On 29 November, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet took over Estonia chairmanship of the Baltic Council of Ministers in Riga. Next year, Estonia will also lead the Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS) and ...
03.12.2013  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet at the EU Eastern Partnership Summit in Vilnius: Association Agreements Are Beneficial for Both Partner Countries and the European Union
On 28 November, immediately before the European Union Eastern Partnership summit in Vilnius, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that both the European Union and Ukraine should be naturally interested in ...
02.12.2013  Estonia Condemns the Use of Violence Against Demonstrators in Kiev
On Saturday, 30 November Foreign Minister Urmas Paet condemned the violence perpetrated against protesters in Kiev by police forces. According to Paet, Ukrainian authorities must respect their citizens’ ...
28.11.2013  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet Will Take Over Estonia’s Chairmanship of Baltic Council of Ministers
Tomorrow, 29 November, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet will participate in a joint session of the Baltic Assembly and the Baltic Council of Ministers and will take over Estonia’s chairmanship of the ...
28.11.2013  Japan-Estonia Parliamentary Group Was Established in Tokyo
On Wednesday, 27 November, the Japan-Estonia parliamentary group restarted its activities in the bicameral Japanese National Diet. At today’s general meeting, Yoshitada Kounoike was elected to as ...
27.11.2013  Estonia Will Organise One of the Year’s Most Important Internet Freedom Conferences
In spring 2014, Estonia will host the ministers and specialists of nearly 40 states in connection with the Freedom Online Coalition annual conference entitled “Free and Secure Internet for All”. ...
27.11.2013  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Burma Is One of the Few Countries in Today’s World Where Fundamentally Positive Changes Are Occurring
In Monday’s meeting with the Burmese Minister of President Office U Tin Naing Thein in Tallinn, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that Estonia recognises Burma’s positive changes and is ready ...
27.11.2013  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Violence Against Women Is the Most Shameful Aspect of Human Rights Violations
At Monday’s conference entitled “Men talking about violence against women”, which was hosted by Tallinn University and organised by the Estonian Women`s Shelters Union in cooperation ...
25.11.2013  Estonian Christmas Market in London Bigger than Ever Before
For the first time, the Estonian Guild in London is participating in the large Scandinavian Christmas Market with Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, and Iceland. According to Anneli Kimber, who is one of ...
22.11.2013  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet Expressed Condolences to Latvian Foreign Minister
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet expressed his condolences to Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs regarding the tragedy that occurred in Riga yesterday, where more than 30 people were killed and over ...
21.11.2013  European Union Prepares for High-Level Eastern Partnership Summit
On 18 November, at the meeting of foreign ministers of EU member states, ministers talked about the preparations for the Eastern Partnership Summit in Vilnius on 28-29 November. Also, the situation in ...
18.11.2013  cultural events in Moscow 18.-22.11
Check: http://www.estemb.ru/novosti/aid-4457
16.11.2013  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet in Meeting with UN Secretary-General: Ensuring Human Rights is the Joint Responsibility of All Countries in the World
In today's meeting with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet emphasised the role of the UN and the importance of international cooperation in ensuring human rights. According ...
15.11.2013  UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to Visit Estonia
On 15-16 November, Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon will be on an official visit to Estonia with his wife Ban Soon-taek. The UN Secretary-General is scheduled to meet with President ...
14.11.2013  Estonia Helps Develop Belarusian Start-Ups
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is helping the Garage48 foundation to create a support system for developing Belarusian start-ups. According to Foreign Minister Urmas Paet, Garage48 has had many successful ...
14.11.2013  Estonia Was Elected to the UNESCO Executive Board
Last night at the plenary session of the 37th General Conference of the UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in Paris, Estonia was elected with 166 votes to become a member of ...
14.11.2013  Estonia Opened Its First Honorary Consulate in Nepal
Yesterday, 13 October, Foreign Ministry Undersecretary for Economic and Development Affairs Väino Reinart opened an Estonian honorary consulate in Kathmandu, Nepal. Estonia’s honorary consul ...
13.11.2013  Estonian Ambassador to UNESCO: Virtual Freedom of Expression is an Inseparable Part of Human Rights
On Friday, 8 November, Permanent Representative of Estonia to UNESCO Ambassador Marten Kokk spoke at the 37th UNESCO General Conference taking place in Paris about the importance of internet freedom, education, ...
13.11.2013  Foreign Ministry Undersecretary Reinart: E-Services and Free Movement of Information Have Great Economic Potential
The 11th annual Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) took place in New Delhi on 11-12 November. The head of the Estonian delegation, Foreign Ministry Undersecretary Väino Reinart, talked in his speech about ...
11.11.2013  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet Expressed Condolences to the Foreign Minister of the Philippines
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet expressed his condolences to the Foreign Minister of the Philippines Albert del Rosario about the casualties and those suffering from Haiyan, one of the largest typhoons ever ...
11.11.2013  Estonia Provides Humanitarian Aid to Philippines and Sends Estonian Disaster Relief Team Members
Today the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is sending two members of the Estonian Disaster Relief Team, as well as equipment and technology for the creation of a base-camp for humanitarian workers, to assist ...
08.11.2013  Estonia Established Diplomatic Relations with Republic of Palau
Today, 8 November, Ambassador of Estonia to Japan Toivo Tasa and Ambassador of the Republic of Palau to Japan Francis Mariur Matsutaro signed a joint communiqué which established diplomatic relations ...
08.11.2013  OPCW Highly Values Estonia’s Contribution to Destruction of Syria’s Chemical Weapons
Members of the Executive Council of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) met in The Hague to discuss the latest developments in Syria. The organisation’s Director General ...
07.11.2013  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Estonia and Russia Want to Intensify Anti-Narcotics Cooperation
In a meeting today in Tallinn with the Russian Federation’s Federal Service for Drug Control Director Viktor Ivanov, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that cooperation in the fight against drug trafficking ...
07.11.2013  Estonia Has New Honorary Consul in Cheltenham
On 6 November, the ceremonial appointment to office of Estonia’s new honorary consul took place in Cheltenham, West England. Estonia’s new honorary consul is John Kerrison Workman. According ...
05.11.2013  Estonian Ambassador to Cyprus Presented His Credentials
On 4 November, Estonian Ambassador to the Republic of Cyprus presented his credentials to the President Nicos Anastasiades. Ambassador Rava resides in Athens and is also Estonia’s new ambassador ...
05.11.2013  Estonia and United States Are Helping Georgia Fight Against Domestic Violence
Nr 353-E On Monday, 4 November, Ambassador of Estonia Priit Turk, Ambassador of the United States Richard Norland, and Georgian Minister of Internal Affairs Irakli Gharibashvili opened a conference ...
05.11.2013  Estonia Wants to Be Among World’s Least Corrupt Countries
Nr 350-E At the high-level conference of the Open Government Partnership taking place in London, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that modern information and communication technologies help to prevent ...
05.11.2013  Estonia Wants to Be Among World’s Least Corrupt Countries
Nr 350-E At the high-level conference of the Open Government Partnership taking place in London, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that modern information and communication technologies help to prevent ...
04.11.2013  jazz musician Oleg Pissarenko is touring in Russia 06-13.11
The concerts will take place: 06.11 –  Voronezh 09.11 – Kaluga 10.11 - St Petersburg 12.11 - Kozlov Jazz Club, Moscow 13.11 -  Butman Jazz Club, Moscow The concerts will introduce the ...
01.11.2013  Estonian Ambassador to Albania Presented His Credentials
Nr 349-E   Today, 31 October, Estonian Ambassador to the Republic of Albania presented his credentials to the President of Albania Bujar Faik Nishani. Ambassador Rava resides in Athens. Following ...
31.10.2013  Estonian Ambassador to Portugal Presented His Credentials
Yesterday, 30 October, Estonian Ambassador to Portugal Andres Rundu presented his credentials to President Aníbal Cavaco Silva. Following the ceremony, Ambassador Rundu and President Silva acknowledged ...
30.10.2013  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Estonia and Spain Have Excellent Consular Cooperation
At a meeting in Tallinn today with Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation José Manuel García-Margallo, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet expressed contentment regarding the quality ...
28.10.2013  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Estonia-South Korea Trade Relations Have Great Potential
No 331 In a meeting today in Seoul with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea Yun Byung-se, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that Estonia and South Korea’s economic and trade relations ...
28.10.2013  The Freedom Online Coalition welcomes the 2013 Internet Governance Forum in Bali
The Freedom Online Coalition (FOC) welcomes the 2013 Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Bali and congratulates its Indonesian partners for their excellent organisation of this conference. FOC members commend ...
28.10.2013  Spanish Foreign Minister to Visit Estonia
28 October 2013 On Wednesday, 30 October, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet will meet with Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation José Manuel García-Margallo, who will be on a ...
28.10.2013  Estonia Opened Eighth Honorary Consulate in Sweden
Nr 342-E Yesterday, 23 October, Ambassador of Estonia to Sweden Jaak Jõerüüt opened Estonia’s eighth honorary consulate in Norrköping. The local honorary consul will be Michael ...
28.10.2013  Estonia Helps Protect Free Movement of Information in Cyberspace
Nr 343–E The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is supporting next year’s activities of the Digital Defenders Partnership foundation with 50,000 Euros. According to Foreign Minister Urmas Paet, Estonia ...
24.10.2013  Estonia Supports Energy Efficiency and Environmental Protection Programmes in Ukraine, Georgia, and Moldova
Nr 340-E The Ministry of Foreign Affairs supports energy efficiency and environmental programmes in Ukraine, Georgia, and Moldova through the Eastern Europe Energy Efficiency and Environment Partnership ...
24.10.2013  “Mushrooming” Screening at Danish Film Festival East by Southeast
Nr 341-E Tomorrow, 24 October, the Estonian film “Mushrooming” will be screened at the Danish Film Institute to open the 2013 festival East by Southeast, which features films from Central ...
23.10.2013  At European Council Estonia Must Stress Development of E-services at National and European Levels
Nr 338-E Today’s European Union General Affairs Council in Luxembourg made preparations for the upcoming European Council meeting that will take place in Brussels on 24-25 October. Ambassador of ...
23.10.2013  European Union Trade Ministers Supported Increasing Integration of Eastern Partnership States with EU
Nr 332-E At the European Union General Affairs Council in Luxembourg, trade ministers discussed the economic dimensions of the upcoming high-level meeting about the Eastern Partnership countries in ...
23.10.2013  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Chemical Weapons Destruction Process Cannot Overshadow Ending Syria’s Humanitarian Tragedy
Nr 336-E Speaking about Syria at today’s meeting of the foreign ministers of the European Union member states in Luxembourg, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet stressed that the main issue is still ...
23.10.2013  Estonia Supports Burma’s Faster Democratization
Nr 337-E When discussing the situation in Burma at the meeting of the foreign ministers of European Union member states, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet supported the need for more active cooperation in ...
23.10.2013  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet His Condolences to Russia’s Foreign Minister
No 339-E Foreign Minister Urmas Paet expressed his condolences to Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in regards to the terrorist attack that took place on a bus in Volgograd on Monday. “I ...
18.10.2013  Exhibition Introducing Contemporary Estonian Architecture Opened in London
Nr 329-E Exhibition Introducing Contemporary Estonian Architecture Opened in London On 15 October, a photo exhibition entitled “Conversion in Estonian Contemporary Architecture” was opened ...
18.10.2013  The New Ambassador to Greece Presents His Credentials
Nr 327-E Tuesday, 15 October the new Ambassador of Estonia to Greece Margus Rava presented his credentials to the President of the Hellenic Republic Karolos Papoulias. In the conversation that followed ...
17.10.2013  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Cyber Security is Necessary for Protection of All Citizens
Nr 330-E Speaking at an international cyber conference in Seoul today, Foreign Minister Paet said that international cooperation is necessary for the successful development of a global digital society. ...
16.10.2013  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet Will Speak at International Cyber Conference in Seoul
Today and tomorrow, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet will be in Seoul, where he will deliver a speech on cyber security at the international “Seoul Conference on Cyberspace 2013”. In Seoul, Foreign ...
15.10.2013  Foreign Ministry Upcoming Events: 14-20 October
14.10 Foreign Minister Urmas Paet will meet with the Riigikogu’s European affairs commission. 14.10 The Foreign Ministry’s Undersecretary for Europe and Transatlantic Relations Mart Laanemäe ...
14.10.2013  Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych to Visit Estonia
UPDATED! President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych will be on a working visit to Estonia tomorrow, 15 October at the invitation of the President of the Republic of Estonia. The schedule for the visit includes ...
14.10.2013  Estonia Supports Renewal of Moldova’s Healthcare System
Nr 324-E The Ministry of Foreign Affairs supports a development cooperation project in Moldova to improve local citizens’ access to primary healthcare services and medical information. The project ...
14.10.2013  Estonia is Assisting Syrian Refugees in Turkey
Nr 323-E The Ministry of Foreign Affairs supports the transportation of donations, which were collected to help Syrian refugees, to a refugee camp located in Turkey. According to Foreign Minister Urmas ...
14.10.2013  René Eespere’s Works Were Performed in Moscow and St. Petersburg
Nr 322-E On Thursday, 10 October a concert of the works of René Eespere took place at the Embassy of Estonia in Moscow. According to the Estonian embassy’s Deputy Head of Mission Lauri Kuusing, ...
11.10.2013  Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych to Visit Estonia
President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych will be on a working visit to Estonia on 15 October at the invitation of the President of the Republic of Estonia. The schedule for the visit includes meetings ...
10.10.2013  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet in Meeting with Foreign Ministers of Benelux Countries: Moldova’s Approach to EU is Example to Many Eastern Partnership States
Nr 318-E In a meeting yesterday in Riga with colleagues from Belgium, Holland, Luxembourg, Moldova, Latvia, and Lithuania, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet highlighted Moldova’s successful integration ...
10.10.2013  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Death Penalty is Inappropriate Punishment for Our Century
10 October 2013   Today, Estonia joined the foreign ministers of the Council of Europe in a joint declaration to abolish the death penalty. The foreign ministers of the Council of Europe member states ...
09.10.2013  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet Will Participate in Meeting of Foreign Ministers of Baltic and Benelux States
Nr 316-E Tomorrow and the day after tomorrow, 9-10 October, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet will participate in a meeting of the foreign ministers of the Baltic states and those of Holland, Belgium, and ...
08.10.2013  Estonia Supports Development of Afghanistan’s Educational Sector
Nr 315-E The Foreign Ministry’s Undersecretary for Economic and Development Affairs  and Estonian Ambassador to Afghanistan Väino Reinart met with Kabul University’s Chancellor ...
04.10.2013  Australia is Important Partner to Estonia among Like-minded Countries
Nr 314-E   At today’s meeting with the John Hogg, the President of the Australian Senate, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that in the past few years relations between Estonia and Australia ...
03.10.2013  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: European Union Must Intensify Economic Cooperation and Contractual Relations with Ukraine
Nr 313-E In a meeting today with Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Leonid Kozhara, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet discussed Ukraine’s integration with the European Union in the context of the ...
02.10.2013  Estonia Will Ratify International Arms Trade Treaty
Nr 308-E At the UN headquarters, an event took place about the enforcement of the international Arms Trade Treaty (ATT). According to Foreign Minister Urmas Paet, Estonia plans to deposit its ratification ...
02.10.2013  Estonia Supports Further Enlargement of NATO
Nr 305-E At a meeting of the foreign minister of the USA-Adriatic and USA-Baltic Charter countries which took place in the framework of the UN General Assembly, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that ...
02.10.2013  Ukrainian Foreign Minister to Visit Estonia
On Thursday, 3 October, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet will meet with Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Leonid Kozhara, who will be on a visit to Estonia. At the meeting, Estonia-Ukraine bilateral relations ...
02.10.2013  Estonia Supports Palestinian Refugees
Nr 311-E   The Foreign Ministry has decided to support the activities of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). According to Foreign Minister ...
02.10.2013  Estonia Contributes to International Crisis Management
Nr 307-E In a meeting with the President and Chief Executive Officer of the International Crisis Group Louise Arbour, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that the focus of international crisis management ...
02.10.2013  European Union General Affairs Council Discussed Adoption of Cohesion Policy Package and Preparations for October’s European Council
Nr 309-E Today’s European Union General Affairs Council agenda included the current state of play of the negotiations on the cohesion policy package and an examination of an annotated draft agenda ...
30.09.2013  Internet Freedom is a Human Right
Nr 306-E In an event about advancing internet freedom which occurred in the framework of the UN General Assembly, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that the UN plays an important role in creating a ...
30.09.2013  Estonia Opened Honorary Consulate in Croatia
Nr 304-E On Friday, 27 September, the Foreign Ministry’s Secretary General Alar Streimann opened Estonia’s honorary consulate in Croatia. Estonia’s honorary consul in Croatia is ...
30.09.2013  Estonian Foreign Minister Met With Tunisian and Vietnamese Foreign Ministers
Nr 303-E At a meeting at the UN General Assembly with Tunisian Minister of  Foreign Affairs Othman Jerandi, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that Estonia would like to secure visa freedom for ...
30.09.2013  The Embassy of Estonia in India Began Issuing Visas
Nr 302-E Since September, the Embassy of Estonia in India is issuing Schengen visas for travelling to Estonia. According to Foreign Minister Urmas Paet, the issuing of visas is an important step ...
30.09.2013  Estonia Supports International Criminal Court in Prevention of Grave Crimes
Nr 301-E At the high-level meeting organized by Estonia at the UN General Assembly in New York about reducing impunity for sexual violence in armed conflicts, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet noted that ...
27.09.2013  Estonian Ambassador Spoke about Internet Freedom at OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting
Nr 296-E Today, 25 September, at the Human Dimension Implementation Meeting taking place in Warsaw, Permanent Representative of Estonia to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) ...
27.09.2013  Estonia Established Diplomatic Relations with Vanuatu
Nr 295-E Foreign Minister Urmas Paet and Vanuatu’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Edward Natapei established diplomatic relations between the two countries today, in the ...
25.09.2013  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: UN Security Council Must Ensure Destruction of Syria’s Chemical Weapons
Nr 294-E When speaking about Syria at a meeting of European Union foreign ministers which took place in the framework of the opening week of the UN General Assembly in New York, Foreign Minister Urmas ...
24.09.2013  Estonian Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Väino Reinart in the UN Security Council: Afghanistan Has Made Important Progress in Recent Years
Nr 293-E In yesterday’s UN Security Council debate about Afghanistan, Estonian Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Väino Reinart expressed satisfaction that the transfer of ...
20.09.2013  The New Ambassador to Romania Presents His Credentials
Nr 291-E On Wednesday, 18 September, the new Ambassador of Estonia to Romania Eerik Marmei presented his credentials to President of Romania Traian Basescu in Bucharest. Ambassador Marmei resides in ...
18.09.2013  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet on Visit to Switzerland
Nr 290-E Tomorrow, 19 September, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet will be on a visit in Bern, where he will meet with Federal Councilor Didier Burkhalter, the head of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs ...
18.09.2013  Estonia Considers UN Security Council Resolution on Destruction of Syria’s Chemical Weapons to Be Necessary
Nr 289-E According to Foreign Minister Urmas Paet, Estonia considers prompt and successful implementation of the agreement to destroy Syria’s chemical weapons to be important. “To implement ...
16.09.2013  Estonia Considers Agreement Achieved in Geneva on Destruction of Syria’s Chemical Weapons to Be Positive
16 September 2013 According to Foreign Minister Urmas Paet, Estonia considers the agreement achieved in Geneva on the destruction of Syria’s chemical weapons to be positive. “The Syrian regime ...
13.09.2013  Estonia Supports Council of Europe’s Fight Against Cybercrime
Nr 287-E   The Ministry of Foreign Affairs supports the Council of Europe’s fight against cybercrime and would like its expansion to as many countries as possible. According to Foreign Minister ...
12.09.2013  Estonia Confirms Support for Turkey’s Integration with the European Union
Nr 286-E   Delegations of the Estonian and Turkish foreign ministries discussed matters related to the European Union, and foreign affairs more generally, in Ankara on Wednesday, September 11th. ...
12.09.2013  Estonia Supports European Union’s Establishment of Visa Freedom and Free Trade with Moldova
Nr 285-E In a meeting today with Moldovan Prime Minister Iurie Leanca in Chisinau, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that Estonia supports the European Union’s establishment of visa freedom and ...
10.09.2013  Estonia Helps Syrian Refugees in Turkey and Iraq
Nr 283-E   The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is supporting the alleviation of the humanitarian situation of Syrian refugees in Turkey and Iraq through the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner ...
10.09.2013  Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev to Visit Estonia
President of the Republic of Bulgaria Rosen Plevneliev will be on a state visit to Estonia on September 12-13th at the invitation of the President of the Republic of Estonia. The schedule for the visit ...
10.09.2013  Thai Foreign Minister Declared the Decision to Abolish Visa Requirements for Estonians, Decision Will Come into Force Soon
  Thai Foreign Minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul, who is on an official visit to Estonia, notified Foreign Minister Urmas Paet about the decision of Thai government to abolish visa requirements for ...
09.09.2013  The New Ambassador to Poland Presents His Credentials
  On Thursday,September 5, the new Ambassador of Estonia to Poland Eerik Marmei presented his credentials to President Bronisław Komorowski in Warsaw. In the conversation that followed the ceremony ...
09.09.2013  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: The International Community’s Indifference Is the Worst Aspect of the Syrian Chemical Weapon Attacks
  In today’s meeting of the foreign ministers of the European Union member states with US Secretary of State John Kerry in Vilnius, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that an external military ...
09.09.2013  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: The Pressure Directed at Eastern Partnership States to Withdraw from Cooperation with the European Union is Unacceptable
  In a meeting with the foreign ministers of the European Union member states in Vilnius, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that economic and political pressure directed at Eastern Partnership states ...
05.09.2013  Georgian Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili to Visit Estonia
Prime Minister of Georgia Bidzina Ivanishvili will be on an official visit to Estonia on 8 and 9 September. The schedule for the visit includes meetings with the President Toomas Hendrik Ilves, President ...
03.09.2013  The Foreign Ministers of Nordic and Baltic States Call on UN Security Council to Hold Syrian Chemical Weapon Users Accountable
  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet stressed today, in a meeting in Gotland with the foreign ministers of Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Norway, Iceland, Lithuania, and Latvia, that external military intervention ...
03.09.2013  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: The European Union and the States of the Eastern Partnership Must Strive to Take Relations to a New Level
  Today, in a meeting in Gotland with the foreign ministers of Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Norway, Iceland, Lithuania, and Latvia, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that a new level must quickly be reached ...
03.09.2013  His All-Holiness, Bartholomew I, Archbishop of Constantinople, New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch to Visit Estonia
  On September 4-11, His All-Holiness the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew will be visiting Estonia at the invitation of the President of the Republic of Estonia. During the first two days of the ...
03.09.2013  Estonia Supports the Education of Belarusian Youth
  The Ministry of Foreign Affairs supports the Vilnius-based European Humanities University in order to contribute to the educational opportunities of Belarusian youth and the development of civil ...
02.09.2013  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet is Discussing the Situation in Syria with the Foreign Ministers of Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Norway, Iceland, Lithuania, and Latvia
Today and tomorrow, September 2nd-3rd, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet will participate in a meeting of the foreign ministers of Nordic and Baltic states in Gotland. The meeting will involve discussions of ...
02.09.2013  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet in Helsinki: Further Use of Chemical Weapons in Syria Must Be Prevented
  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said today, in a conversation in Helsinki with Finnish Foreign Minister Erkki Tuomioja about the extremely tragic situation in Syria, that outside military intervention ...
29.08.2013  Estonian Ambassador to Canada Presents Credentials
  On Tuesday, 27 August, the Estonian Ambassador to Canada, Gita Kalmet, presented her credentials to Canada’s Governor General David Johnston in Ottawa. Kalmet is the first Estonian Ambassador ...
29.08.2013  European Union Foreign Ministers Call for Egypt to End the Violence
  In an extraordinary meeting of the European Union foreign ministers in Brussels today, EU foreign ministers called for Egypt to immediately end the violence and refrain from actions which could ...
29.08.2013  Estonia Considers the Use of a Chemical Weapon in Syria Unacceptable
  According to Foreign Minister Urmas Paet, Estonia categorically condemns the use of a chemical weapon in Syria. “The use of a chemical weapon against civilians, regardless of the circumstances, ...
29.08.2013  Estonia and Holland Call for Egypt to End the Violence Immediately
  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet discussed the latest developments in Egypt, questions of international security, and Estonia-Holland relations in a meeting with Dutch Foreign Minister Frans Timmermans ...
29.08.2013  Estonia Condemns the Violence in Egypt
  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet condemned the use of violence against demonstrators in the breakup of protest camps in Egypt and called on refraining from future violence. “It is important to ...
29.08.2013  Estonia is Helping to Relieve the Humanitarian Situation of Palestinian Refugees
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has decided to support the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) petition to assist in the setup of the Nahr-el-Bared refugee ...
28.08.2013  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet and EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton Discussed the Situations in Syria and Egypt
Today, in a meeting in Tallinn with the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Catherine Ashton, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet discussed the situations in Syria ...
26.08.2013  Foreign Ministry’s Statement
Freedom Online Coalition Joint Statement on the Socialist Republic of Vietnam’s Decree 72 The Freedom Online Coalition is deeply concerned by the announcement of Vietnam’s new Decree 72, ...
23.08.2013  Joint Statement by Baltic State Prime Ministers on the Day of Remembrance for victims of Stalinism and Nazism
Tallinn, 23 August 2013 - Today is European Day of Remembrance for victims of Stalinism and Nazism. Today the world commemorates the victims of the totalitarian regimes of the 20th century.On 23 ...
23.08.2013  High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton to Visit Estonia
No 258   The High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton will visit Estonia on Monday, 26 August. Ashton will meet with Foreign Minister Urmas ...
30.07.2013  Foreign Ministry Statement
No 250-E The Ministry of Foreign Affairs notes with regret that the statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation regarding the Sinimäed memorial event is malicious. The ...
23.07.2013  Estonia Desires Profound Economic Co-operation With Eastern Partnership Countries
No 247-E The European Union must intensify its economic co-operation and strengthen its relations with its Eastern Partners, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said in Brussels at a meeting with the European ...
23.07.2013  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: We Must Support the Countries Accepting Syrian Refugees More Than Before
No 246-E Unfortunately there is no quick solution to the Syria conflict on the horizon and it is essential to continue supporting the countries that are accepting Syrian refugees, Foreign Minister Urmas ...
22.07.2013  Estonia Would Like to Include Human Rights in UN Sustainable Development Goals
No 245-E Today at the meeting of the European Union foreign ministers in Brussels, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that Estonia would like for the European Union to continue its active engagement in advancing ...
22.07.2013  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Egypt Must Hold New Elections and Get a Civilian Government as Soon as Possible
No 244–E At a meeting of the European Union foreign ministers in Brussels today, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that Egypt must organise new elections and have a civilian government come into power ...
19.07.2013  Foreign Ministry Coming Events: 22 – 28 July 2013
22.07 Foreign Minister Urmas Paet will participate in a meeting of the European Union foreign ministers in Brussels. The foreign ministers will discuss developments in the EU’s southern neighbourhood, ...
17.07.2013  Estonian Girls’ Choir Ellerhein to Perform in Spain and Andorra
Nr 242-E   From 18-21 July the Ellerhein Girls’ Choir will perform at the 31st International Cantonigrósi Music Festival taking place in the city of Vic in Catalonia, Spain, followed ...
15.07.2013  Estonia and Bulgaria to Intensify Co-operation for 2018 European Union Presidency
No 241-E At his meeting with Bulgarian Foreign Minister Kristian Vigenin, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet discussed intensifying co-operation between Estonia and Bulgaria prior to both countries’ ...
15.07.2013  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet Met With Georgian Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili
Nr 240-E   During his meeting in Batum with Georgian Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili and Parliament Speaker David Usupashvili, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet confirmed that Estonia supports Georgia ...
12.07.2013  Estonian Ambassador to Malaysia Presents Credentials
No 231   On Tuesday, 2 July Estonian Ambassador to Malaysia Andres Unga presented his credentials to King Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah. The Estonia ambassador resides in Tallinn. In the discussion ...
12.07.2013  Estonia is Firm Supporter of Georgia’s EU and NATO Aspirations
No 239-E At an international conference on European Union integration and Eastern Partnership today in Batum, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet confirmed that Estonia is a firm supporter of Georgia’s ...
12.07.2013  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Relations Between European Union and Georgia Must Reach New Level
Nr 237-E At his meeting in Batum with Georgian Foreign Minister Maia Panjikidze, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that Georgia is a very important partner of the European Union and NATO. “Estonia ...
12.07.2013  Estonia Established Diplomatic Relations With Marshall Islands
Nr 238-E Today, 12 July, Estonian Ambassador to Japan Toivo Tasa and Ambassador of the Republic of the Marshall Islands to Japan Thomas Kijiner signed a joint communique establishing diplomatic relations ...
09.07.2013  Foreign Ministry Nominating “Let’s Do It!” As Candidate for 2013 UN Prize in the Field of Human Rights
Nr 234-E The Foreign Ministry has decided to nominate the Let’s Do It Foundation’s worldwide cleanup campaigns “World Cleanup 2012” and “World Cleanup 2013” as Estonia’s ...
08.07.2013  Estonia Helping Armenia Increase Environmental Awareness
The Foreign Ministry is supporting a project of the Peipsi Centre for Transboundary Co-operation, the goal of which is to boost the environmental awareness of Armenians in order to help preserve natural ...
08.07.2013  Foreign Ministry Coming Events: 8-14 July 2013
10.07 Foreign Ministry Secretary General Alar Streimann will meet with Secretary General of the Foreign Ministry of Cyprus Andreas Mavroyiannis, who will be in Estonia for a visit. The secretaries general ...
05.07.2013  Foreign Ministry Supports Introduction of “Let’s Do It!” Trash Cleanup Campaign Globally
The Foreign Ministry is supporting the introducing of the world cleanup campaign “Let’s Do It World Cleanup 2013 all across the globe. “By today this Estonian civic initiative has been ...
04.07.2013  Estonian Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Väino Reinart Met With Afghan Foreign Minister
No 230-E Estonian Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan and non-residing Ambassador to Afghanistan Väino Reinart is in Afghanistan this week, where he will meet with members of the ...
03.07.2013  President of Germany Joachim Gauck to Visit Estonia
President of the Federal Republic of Germany Joachim Gauck will be on a state visit to Estonia from 8-10 July together with Mrs. Daniela Schadt. The schedule for the visit includes meetings with President ...
03.07.2013  Bahrain Prepared to Offer Visa Waiver to Estonian Citizens
Nr 228-E During his meeting with Foreign Minister Urmas Paet in Bahrain, Foreign Minister of Bahrain Khalid Bin Ahmed Bin Mohamed Al Khalifa said that Bahrain will add Estonia to the list of countries ...
02.07.2013  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet spoke to Foreign Minister of United Arab Emirates About Visa Waiver
Nr 226-E Foreign Minister Urmas Paet spoke in Bahrain with Minister of State for Foreign Affairs of the United Arab Emirates Anwar Mohammed Gargash about the possibility for Estonian citizens to get ...
01.07.2013  Estonia Wants Free Trade Agreement Concluded Between EU and Persian Gulf Countries
Nr 224-E   At a meeting of the foreign ministers of the countries of the European Union and the Persian Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC, whose members are Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Saudi ...
01.07.2013  Estonia Welcomes Croatia’s Accession to European Union
No 223 Foreign Minister Urmas Paet stated that Estonia welcomes Croatia’s accession to the European Union. “Today Croatia became the 28th member state of the European Union,” he ...
28.06.2013  Hungary starts issuing Schengen Visas on behalf of Estonia in Yekaterinburg, Russian Federation
28.06.2013 As of July 1, 2013 Hungary starts processing Schengen visas on behalf of Estonia in Russian Federation at the Consulate General of Hungary in Yekaterinburg. ...
28.06.2013  Government Approved Future Plan for Estonia Development Co-operation
No 220-E During its session today, the government approved an implementation plan for Estonia’s Development Co-operation and Humanitarian Aid Strategy for 2011-2015. Foreign Minister Urmas Paet ...
28.06.2013  Estonia to Help Protect Afghan Children Against Polio
No 219-E The Foreign Ministry is supporting UNICEF’s activities geared towards combating polio in Afghanistan. Foreign Minister Urmas Paet stated that Afghanistan is a partner of Estonia’s ...
28.06.2013  Estonia Supports Starting European Union Accession Negotiations With Serbia
No 216-E At a meeting of the European Union foreign ministers in Luxembourg, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that Estonia strongly supports setting a start date for European Union accession negotiations ...
28.06.2013  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Estonia Would Like to Reach Agreement with European Parliament to Approve Next EU Budget
No 217-E “The member states of the European Union have reached an agreement regarding the multiannual budgetary framework for the years 2014-2020, and we hope that the European Parliament will confirm ...
28.06.2013  High-Level Seminar in Dakar Focusing on Co-operation With International Criminal Court
No 215-E On 24 June a high-level seminar for the ministers of many French-speaking African countries is took place in Dakar, Senegal, which focused on the countries’ co-operation with the International ...
28.06.2013  Estonia Wants Comprehensive Co-operation Between EU and NATO in Future Support of Afghanistan
No 214-E It is essential to continue providing aid to Afghanistan early in the transition period as well as after the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) departs from Afghanistan next year, ...
28.06.2013  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Estonia Would Like Common Economic Space for European Union and Eastern Partners
No 213-E Estonia would like for the European Union Eastern Partnership summit taking place at the end of this year in Vilnius to produce concrete results with the ultimate goal of creating a common economic ...
25.06.2013  Foreign Ministers of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania: Eastern Partners Require More Serious Attention From European Union
No 211-E During their meeting in Kaunas today, Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet, German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle, Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs, and Lithuanian Foreign Minister ...
25.06.2013  Joint Midsummer Celebration of the Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian Communities to Be Celebrated in Marly-le-Rois, France
No 210-E On Saturday, 22 June, Midsummer will be celebrated in the Parc du Chenil in the French town of Marly-le-Rois, located close to Versailles. Marly-le-Roi has dedicated the year 2013 to introducing ...
20.06.2013  Estonia Highly Values Contribution of Soldiers Participating in Foreign Missions
No 208-E While meeting with the soldiers in the Scouts Battalion in Paldiski today, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that Estonia highly values the contribution of soldiers participating in foreign missions. ...
18.06.2013  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Estonia Supports Development of E-State and Democratic Changes in Tunisia
At a meeting today with Tunisian Foreign Minister Othman Jarandi, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that Tunisia’s initiative to organise an internet freedom conference is a good example for other ...
17.06.2013  Estonia Next Chairman of Internet Freedom Coalition
Today Foreign Minister Urmas Paet participated in a high-level conference of the countries in the Internet Freedom Coalition, where he accepted the responsibility to lead the coalition from the Netherlands. ...
17.06.2013  Accreditation for State Visit of President of Hungary to Estonia
President of the Republic of Hungary János Áder will be on a state visit to Estonia from 20-22 June. He has meetings scheduled with President of the Republic Toomas Hendrik Ilves, Speaker ...
17.06.2013  Estonia Helping to Provide Education for Syrian Refugees in Jordan
The Foreign Ministry is supporting the creation of a learning environment for primary school-aged Syrian refugees in the Za’atr refugee camp in Jordan. According to Foreign Minister Urmas Paet, ...
17.06.2013  European Union Will Begin Negotiations for Free Trade Agreement with United States
Nr 201-E Last night in Luxembourg at the meeting of European Union trade ministers, a decision was made to give the European Commission a mandate to begin negotiations to conclude a Transatlantic Trade ...
14.06.2013  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet Met With Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill
Nr 199-E Today in Tallinn Foreign Minister Urmas Paet spoke with Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill about Estonia-Russia relations and the development of the Orthodox Church. Foreign Minister ...
13.06.2013  Cultural Project “Everyone’s Going to Yerevan” Taking Place in Armenia
The Foreign Ministry is happy to highlight the project “Everyone’s Going to Yerevan”, which will enliven cultural relations between Estonia and Armenia. An initiative of this kind will ...
11.06.2013  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Turkish Airlines Flying to Estonia Will Significantly Expand Travel Opportunities
No 196-E Today at Tallinn Airport on the occasion of the opening of a Tallinn-Istanbul flight by Turkey’s national airline Turkish Airlines, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said an airline with such ...
06.06.2013  Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov Discussed Development of Estonia-Russia Relations
No 195-E During their meeting in Kaliningrad today, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov spoke about preparations for signing the Estonia-Russia border treaties. The Estonian ...
06.06.2013  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet Met With Foreign Ministers of Baltic Sea States in Kaliningrad
No 193-E At the meeting of the foreign ministers of the Council of the Baltic Sea States in Kaliningrad, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet emphasised the importance of the regional co-operation of the Baltic ...
04.06.2013  Estonia Joined World’s First International Arms Trade Treaty
No 191-E At the signing of the international Arms Trade Treaty at UN Headquarters in New York yesterday, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that the agreement is a historical milepost in the areas of arms ...
31.05.2013  Estonia Supports Romania’s Accession to Schengen Visa Space
No 188-E During their meeting in Tallinn today, Romanian Foreign Minister Titus Corlăţean and Foreign Minister Urmas Paet discussed opportunities to advance bilateral economic and defence co-operation. ...
31.05.2013  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Next Year is Baltic Sea Year for Estonia
No 187-E At his meeting in Tallinn today with Danish Minister for European Affairs Nicolai Wammen, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that next year is the Baltic Sea Year for Estonia, since Estonia will ...
30.05.2013  Grand Prizes for Foreign Ministry’s Estonia Quiz Went to the USA and Russia
The grand prizes of the Foreign Ministry’s web-based Estonia Quiz, trips to Estonia, went to winners in the United States and Russia. The winners were randomly drawn by Foreign Ministry Secretary ...
30.05.2013  Estonia Hails Decision to Present OECD Accession Invitations to Latvia and Colombia
No 185-E Today Foreign Minister Urmas Paet participated in the 52nd Ministerial Meeting of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), where matters related to the further enlargement ...
30.05.2013  Estonian Ambassador to Singapore Presents Credentials
No 185-E On Monday, 27 May, Estonian Ambassador to the Republic of Singapore Andres Unga presented his credentials to President of Singapore Tony Tan. The Estonian ambassador resides in Tallinn. In the ...
29.05.2013  Romanian Foreign Minister to Visit Estonia
No 183-E On Friday, 31 May, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet meet with Romanian Foreign Minister Titus Corlăţean, who will be in Estonia for a visit. The ministers will discuss Estonia-Romania relations, ...
29.05.2013  Estonia Considers Battle Groups and Cyber Security to Be Essential Parts of European Union Common Security and Defence Policy
No 179-E At a meeting of the European Union foreign ministers in Brussels, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that within the framework of the Common Security and Defence Policy, the EU must advance cyber ...
29.05.2013  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Estonia Would Like Rapid Progress with European Union Candidate Countries
No 180-E At a meeting in Brussels with the foreign ministers of European Union candidate countries Turkey, Serbia, Macedonia*, and Montenegro, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that Estonia supports European ...
29.05.2013  European Union Making Development Co-operation in Partner Countries More Effective
No 181-E Today in Brussels the development ministers of the European Union discussed the implementation of the new development co-operation policy “Agenda for Change” and confirmed the European ...
27.05.2013  Estonia Supports Extending Sanctions Against Syria to End Civil War
No 179-E Estonia supports continuing the European Union’s current sanctions against Syria and the initiative of the USA and Russia to exert strong pressure on Syria to end the civil war, Foreign ...
27.05.2013  Government Approved Draft of Estonia-Russia Border Treaty
No 173-E During its session today, the government approved the draft of the Estonia-Russia border treaty and the draft of the treaty on the Narva and Gulf of Finland sea areas, which will be used exclusively ...
27.05.2013  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Estonia Supports Latvia’s Accession to OECD
No175-E When meeting with Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs in Tallinn today, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that Estonia supports Latvia’s accession to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation ...
24.05.2013  Estonia Would Like to See the Next Concrete Steps in Georgia’s Integration With NATO and European Union
No 172-E When meeting with Minister of Defence of Georgia Irakli Alasania in Tallinn today, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that Estonia supports forward movement in Georgia’s relations with NATO ...
22.05.2013  Estonia Supports Strengthening International Criminal Court’s Witness Protection
Nr 169-E The Foreign Ministry is supporting the International Criminal Court (ICC) in strengthening witness protection in Dakar, Senegal and Kampala, Uganda. Foreign Minister Urmas Paet emphasised ...
21.05.2013  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet Expressed Condolences to Secretary of State of the United States
No 168-E Foreign Minister Urmas Paet expressed his condolences to Secretary of State of the United States of America John Kerry over the powerful tornado that struck the suburbs of Oklahoma City, which ...
17.05.2013  Estonia Supports Visa Waiver With European Union for Kosovo
No 162-E At his meeting today in Tallinn with Foreign Minister of Kosovo Enver Hoxhaj, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet reaffirmed Estonia’s support for achieving a visa waiver with the European Union ...
16.05.2013  Estonia Interested in Strengthening Democracy in the World
No 162-E At his meeting in Tallinn today with Secretary General of the Community of Democracies Maria Leissner, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that Estonia would like to spread and strengthen democracy ...
16.05.2013  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: We Support Starting Negotiations for EU-USA Free Trade Agreement Very Soon
No 161-E Today the government decided to support giving the European Commission a mandate to begin negotiations between the European Union and United States for a trade and investment partnership agreement. ...
16.05.2013  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet to Meet With Foreign Minister of Kosovo
Nr 160-E Tomorrow, 17 May, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet will meet with Foreign Minister of Kosovo Enver Hoxhaj, who will be in Estonia for a visit. During their meeting, the foreign ministers will discuss ...
16.05.2013  Estonian Foreign Minister and Danish Minister for Trade Discussed Preparations for EU-USA Free Trade Agreement
Nr 159-E At his meeting in Tallinn today with Danish Minister for Trade and Investment Pia Olsen Dyhr, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet discussed international trade relations with the United States, Canada, ...
13.05.2013  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet Expressed Condolences to Turkish Foreign Minister
No 158-E Foreign Minister Urmas Paet expressed his condolences to Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu over the terror attack in the Turkish border town of Reyhanli that claimed the lives of 46 ...
10.05.2013  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Mexico Interested in Closer Business Ties With Estonia
Nr 158–E Foreign Minister Urmas Paet, who is on a visit in Mexico together with Finnish Minister for Foreign Trade Alexander Stubb and an Estonian-Finnish business delegation, said at the Estonia-Finland-Mexico ...
09.05.2013  Estonian Foreign Minister and Finnish Minister for Foreign Trade on Visit to Mexico Together With Entrepreneurs
Nr 157–E At his meeting in Mexico City with Mexican Foreign Minister José Antonio Meade Kuribreña, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that Estonia would like to intensify its political, ...
08.05.2013  Estonian and Russian Foreign Ministries Continue Consultations in Moscow
Nr 156-E Today, 8 May, another round of border treaty consultations between the Estonian and Russian foreign ministries took place in Moscow. Estonia’s positions at the consultations are based ...
07.05.2013  Estonia Supports Inviting New Members to OECD
Nr 155-E In his meeting with Foreign Minister of Colombia Maria Angela Holguin Cuellar in Bogota, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that Estonia supports the enlargement of the Organisation for Economic ...
07.05.2013  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet Visiting Colombia
Nr 154-E Today and tomorrow, 6-7 May, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet will be visiting Colombia together with Finnish Minister for European Affairs and Foreign Trade Alexander Stubb. Foreign Minister ...
06.05.2013  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet Emphasised Importance of Co-operation Between Foreign Ministry and Business Organisations
Nr 150-E Today Foreign Minister Urmas Paet met with representatives of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Enterprise Estonia, and the Estonian Employers’ Confederation to discuss opportunities ...
06.05.2013  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Estonia to Continue Making Systematic Contribution to Reconstruction of Afghanistan
Nr 151-E         While meeting with Foreign Minister of Afghanistan Zalmai Rassoul in Tallinn today, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet recognised the development of ...
06.05.2013  Estonia Helping Afghanistan Train Firefighters
Nr 152-E The Foreign Ministry is supporting a project of the Estonian Academy of Security Sciences that aims to help train firefighters and rescue workers in Afghanistan and develop their leadership ...
06.05.2013  Foreign Ministry Supports Introduction of “Let’s Do It!” Trash Cleanup Campaign in the World
Nr 153-E At a meeting in Tallinn with representatives of the “Let’s Do It!” movement, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that the Foreign Ministry supports introducing and sharing the experiences ...
03.05.2013  Estonia Helping Afghanistan Train Firefighters
Nr 152-E The Foreign Ministry is supporting a project of the Estonian Academy of Security Sciences that aims to help train firefighters and rescue workers in Afghanistan and develop their leadership skills. Foreign ...
26.04.2013  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet Discussed Visa Waiver for Estonian Citizens With Thai Foreign Minister
Nr 145-E At their meeting in Bangkok, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet and Foreign Minister of the Kingdom of Thailand Surapong Tovichakchaikul discussed opportunities to intensify political contacts and ...
26.04.2013  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet Expressed Condolences to Russian Foreign Minister
No 146-E Foreign Minister Urmas Paet expressed condolences to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov over the fire in a psychiatric hospital near Moscow that killed many people. “I express ...
25.04.2013  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Afghanistan Will Remain in NATO’s Field of View For a Long Time
At their meeting in Brussels today, the foreign ministers of NATO and the countries contributing to the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) discussed the situation in Afghanistan. The summer ...
25.04.2013  Estonia Still Strongly Supports Kosovo’s European Endeavours
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet met with Minister of European Affairs of Kosovo Vlora Citaku in Luxembourg and confirmed Estonia’s ongoing support for Kosovo’s European Union integration. “We ...
24.04.2013  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: NATO-Russia Co-operation in Afghanistan Intensifying
Nr 141–E At the meeting of the NATO and Russian foreign ministers in Brussels, it was agreed that there are a great deal of areas in which NATO-Russia co-operation is growing closer. Estonian Foreign ...
23.04.2013  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Syria Conflict Confirmed NATO’s Readiness to Protect Its Members
Nr 140–E When talking about the Syrian civil war during a meeting of the NATO foreign ministers in Brussels today, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that security on NATO’s borders is not to ...
23.04.2013  Estonian Ambassador to African Union Presents Credentials
Nr 138–E Yesterday, 22 April, the first ambassador of the Republic of Estonia to the African Union Paul Teesalu presented his credentials to Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union Dr. ...
23.04.2013  Estonia Supports Choosing Start Date for Accession Negotiations With Serbia and Macedonia*
Nr 133-E “The agreement between Serbia and Kosovo regarding the northern part of Kosovo is vital to the future stability of the region,” Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said in Luxembourg today ...
23.04.2013  Estonia Wants Association Agreement Concluded With Ukraine and Approved for Moldova, Georgia and Armenia
Nr 136-E Estonia would like for the Association Agreement between the European Union and Ukraine to be signed at the summit of the European Union and its Eastern partners to be held in Vilnius, Foreign ...
22.04.2013  New Connections With Azerbaijan and Central Asia Will Increase European Union’s Energy Independence
Nr 135-E Strengthening the external aspect of the European Union’s energy policy would also help to develop the internal market, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said today at the European Union foreign ...
19.04.2013  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: We Support Latvia Joining the OECD and Euro Zone
No 131-E At his meeting in Tallinn today with Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that Estonia supports Latvia joining the Organisation for Economic Co-operation ...
19.04.2013  Estonian and Latvian Foreign Ministers Announce Winner of Estonian-Latvian Translation Prize
No 129-E Today in Tallinn Foreign Minister Urmas Paet and Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs announced the winner of the Estonian-Latvian/Latvian-Estonian translation prize. The winner of the prize ...
18.04.2013  Estonian Ambassador to Mongolia Presents Credentials
Nr 125-E On Tuesday, 9 April, Estonian Ambassador to Mongolia Toomas Lukk presented his credentials to President of Mongolia Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj. The ambassador resides in Beijing. In the conversation ...
17.04.2013  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Strong Transport and Energy Connections With Other Baltic Sea States are Vital to Future of Estonia
Nr 128-E While opening of the 9th international transit conference TRANSESTONIA 2013 today, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that Estonia’s transport and energy connections with other countries ...
17.04.2013  Estonian and Latvian Foreign Ministers to Announce Winner of Estonian-Latvian and Latvian-Estonian Translation Prize
Nr 127-E Eesti ja Läti välisminister kuulutavad välja Eesti-Läti ja Läti-Eesti tõlkeauhinna võitja On Friday, 19 April at 12.00, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet ...
17.04.2013  Estonia Supporting Victims of Gender-Based and Sexual Violence Through International Criminal Court’s Trust Fund
The Foreign Ministry is supporting victims of gender-based and sexual violence through the Trust Fund for Victims created by the International Criminal Court. Foreign Minister Urmas Paet stated that as ...
16.04.2013  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet Expressed Condolences to US Secretary of State Over Bomb Blasts at Boston Marathon
No 127-E Foreign Minister Urmas Paet expressed condolences to Secretary of State of the United States of America John Kerry over the terrorist attack at the Boston Marathon that injured many people. “I ...
11.04.2013  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: International Criminal Court’s Role in Ensuring Human Rights Must Be Increased
No 124-E At an international human rights conference in Reykjavik today, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that Estonia feels it is essential to increase the role of the International Criminal Court ...
11.04.2013  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: International Criminal Court’s Role in Ensuring Human Rights Must Be Increased
Nr 124-E At an international human rights conference in Reykjavik today, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that Estonia feels it is essential to increase the role of the International Criminal Court ...
11.04.2013  Iceland Would Like to Join NATO Cyber Defence Centre
No 123-E At his meeting in Reykjavik with Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet, Icelandic Foreign Minister Össur Skarphéðinsson said that Iceland would like to join the NATO Cyber Defence ...
11.04.2013  Estonian and Icelandic Foreign Ministers Call on North Korea to End Threats
Nr 122-E At their meeting in Reykjavik today, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet and Icelandic Foreign Minister Össur Skarphéðinsson discussed developments on the Korean peninsula, relations ...
10.04.2013  Estonian Embassy in Helsinki to Present Seppo Zetterberg’s New Work “Kulttuuria ja kumouspuuhia”
No 120-E On Thursday, 11 April, Finnish historian and acclaimed researcher of Estonian history Seppo Zetterberg’s new book “Kulttuuria ja kumouspuuhia” will be presented at the Estonian ...
10.04.2013  Andres Kasekamp’s Book “A History of the Baltic States” Unveiled in Poland
No 121-E Yesterday, 9 April, the unveiling of the Polish-language translation (“Historia państw Bałtycki”) of the book “A History of the Baltic States” by professor of Baltic politics ...
09.04.2013  Estonia’s First Diplomatic Representation in Brazil Begins Work
Nr 119-E Today Estonia’s special mission in Brazil, which will initially be located in the rooms of the Portuguese Embassy in Brazil’s capital Brasilia, started working. It is the first ...
08.04.2013  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: North Korean Regime Must End Provocative Behaviour
Nr 118-E Foreign Minister Urmas Paet emphasised that the North Korean regime must put a stop to its provocative behaviour and threatening. “North Korea has gone too far in its aggressive rhetoric ...
05.04.2013  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet Begins Visit to Afghanistan
Nr 112-E Starting today, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet is on a visit to Afghanistan. Foreign Minister Paet stated that the purpose of the visit is to discuss future developments in Afghanistan as well ...
05.04.2013  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Experience of Estonian Police Officers Highly Valued in Afghanistan
Nr 116-E Foreign Minister Urmas Paet met in Kabul with the Estonian police officers who are working in the European Union Police Mission (EUPOL) and NATO Training Mission (NTM-A) in Afghanistan. “The ...
04.04.2013  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Afghanistan is Important Development Co-operation Priority Partner for Estonia
Nr 115-E Today Foreign Minister Urmas Paet met with Catriona Laing, the head of the Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) in the capital of Helmand Province Lashkar Gah. “Due to the reduction of ...
04.04.2013  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet Recognised Estonian Soldiers Serving in Afghanistan
4 April 2013 Today Foreign Minister Urmas Paet met with the Estonian infantry company Estcoy-15 and soldiers of the logistics support unit at Camp Bastion. Foreign Minister Urmas Paet thanked the ...
03.04.2013  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet in Kabul: Estonia’s Support for Afghanistan Will Continue After Allied Forces Have Left
Nr 113-E   When meeting with Foreign Minister of Afghanistan Zalmai Rassoul today, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that a military contribution in Afghanistan as well as supporting society through ...
03.04.2013  UN General Assembly Approved Arms Trade Treaty
Nr 111-E On 2 April the UN General Assembly approved the Arms Trade Treaty with 154 “yes” votes. It will be opened for signing in the UN on 3 June 2013. According to Foreign Minister Urmas ...
02.04.2013  Estonia Supports Work of UN Special Representative in Combating Sexual Violence in Armed Conflicts
Nr 110-E The Foreign Ministry is supporting the work of the Special Representative of the UN Secretary General for Sexual Violence in Conflict. Foreign Minister Urmas Paet stated that the use of sexual ...
01.04.2013  Estonian Films to Be Screened in Copenhagen
The Estonian Embassy in Denmark in co-operation with Husets Biograf, the cinema at Copenhagen’s biggest culture house Huset KBH, has organised the three-night film series “Estonian Film Nights”. Estonian ...
28.03.2013  Estonian Ambassador to Australia Presents Credentials
No 109-E Today, 28 March, Estonian Ambassador to Australia Andres Unga presented his credentials to Governor-General of Australia Quentin Alice Louise Bryce. Ambassador Unga resides in Tallinn. In the ...
28.03.2013  Estonia Joined Amendment on the Crime of Aggression in International Criminal Court
No 107-E Yesterday, 27 March, Estonian Ambassador to the UN Margus Kolga presented a letter of ratification of amendments to the Rome Statue to UN Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs Patricia O'Brien ...
27.03.2013  Estonia Opened Honorary Consulate in Halmstad, Sweden
No 105-E On Monday, 25 March, Foreign Ministry Secretary General for Legal and Consular Affairs Lauri Bambus opened Estonia’s honorary consulate in Halmstad. It is Estonia’s seventh honorary ...
26.03.2013  Doping-Former Olympic ski champion Veerpalu's ban lifted
TALLINN, March 26 (Reuters) - Double Olympic cross-country skiing champion Andrus Veerpalu won his appeal against a three-year ban on Tuesday because of procedural flaws but the Court of Arbitration ...
26.03.2013  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Icelandic Embassy Will Be Located in Estonia Embassy Building in Beijing
No 104-E Today in Tallinn Foreign Minister Urmas Paet and Icelandic Foreign Minister Össur Skarphéðinsson signed an agreement by which Iceland’s embassy will be located within ...
25.03.2013  Estonia Wants Strengthening of Europe’s Foreign Service
Nr 100-E At a meeting of the European Union foreign ministers in Dublin today, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that the work done to build up the European External Action Service (EEAS) during its first ...
20.03.2013  Estonian Ambassador to New Zealand Presents Credentials
No 98-E Today, 20 March, Estonian Ambassador to New Zealand Andres Unga presented his credentials to Governor-General of New Zealand Jeremiah Mateparae. Ambassador Unga resides in Tallinn. In the discussion ...
19.03.2013  Estonia Opens Honorary Consulate in Burgas
No 97-E On Monday, 18 March, Foreign Ministry Undersecretary Lauri Bambus and Estonian Ambassador to Bulgaria Toomas Kukk opened the Estonian honorary consulate in Burgas. It is Estonia’s second ...
13.03.2013  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Estonia Supports Lithuania Acceding to the Euro Zone and OECD As Soon As Possible
No 94-E While meeting with Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius in Tallinn today, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet confirmed that Estonia fully supports Lithuania’s efforts to join the euro zone ...
12.03.2013  Foreign Ministers of Estonia and Luxembourg: Consular Co-operation Among Baltic and Benelux Countries Sets Example for Whole European Union
No 92-E During his meeting with Foreign Minister of Luxembourg Jean Asselborn in Tallinn today, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that Estonia’s co-operation with Luxembourg and more broadly with ...
11.03.2013  Estonia Considers EU Support for Transition Process in Egypt and Tunisia to Be Important
No 91-E The domestic political polarisation in Egypt is alarming and the European Union must be prepared to continue supporting the transition process in Egypt, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said at a ...
11.03.2013  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Estonia Hopes For Rapid Progress in Free Trade Agreement Between European Union and Japan
No 90-E At a meeting of the European Union foreign ministers in Brussels, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that Japan is a vital strategic partner of the European Union. We share the same values and ...
11.03.2013  Estonia Wants EU and Russia to Conclude Comprehensive Co-operation Agreement Based on International Legal System
No 89-E Estonia would like for negotiations for a new comprehensive co-operation agreement as well as the modernisation dialogue with Russia to continue, so that relations would be based on international ...
11.03.2013  Estonia Supports UN Mine-Clearing Activities
No 86-E At a meeting in New York with UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs Angela Kane, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that Estonia has joined all the most important arms control agreements ...
08.03.2013  Estonia Prepared to Facilitate UN Activities Promoting the Rights of Women
No 85-E At a meeting in New York with Executive Director of the UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) Michelle Bachelet, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet confirmed Estonia’s ...
08.03.2013  Undersecretary Bambus: Principle of Free Movement is Basis for Development of Baltic Sea Region and Whole European Union
No 84-E While speaking at the Nordic Council of Ministers’ conference on migration today, Foreign Ministry Undersecretary for Legal and Consular Affairs Lauri Bambus noted that the European Union’s ...
07.03.2013  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet Met With UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson
No 82-E When meeting with UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson at UN Headquarters in New York today, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that as a strong supporter of rule of law, Estonia feels it is ...
06.03.2013  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: In Fight Against Violence Against Women, Strategy is Not Enough
No 81-E At the session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women taking place at UN headquarters in New York, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that Estonia feels international agreements on promoting ...
05.03.2013  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: We Must Fight Against Violence Against Women in Armed Conflicts
No 80-E At the meeting on women, peace and security organised at Estonia’s initiative and held at UN Headquarters in New York, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that Estonia feels it is very important ...
04.03.2013  Estonia Supports Continuation of Education for Syrian Children in Lebanon
No 79-E Through UNICEF, the Foreign Ministry is supporting the continuation of education for Syrian children that have been forced by the conflict in Syria to flee from their homes into Lebanon. According ...
04.03.2013  Estonia Helping to Clear Mali of Mines
No 78-E The Foreign Ministry is supporting mine-clearing activity in Mali with a donation through the UN Mine Action Service. Foreign Minister Urmas Paet stated that it is essential to take steps in Mali ...
04.03.2013  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet Recognised Estonian Experts For Participation in Civil Missions
No 77-E Today Foreign Minister Urmas Paet recognised civil experts that have participated in foreign missions for representing Estonia so well in the international missions. “The country of Estonia ...
01.03.2013  Estonia Quiz Participants Can Win Free Trip to Estonia
1 March 2013 Today the Estonian Foreign Ministry is opening its annual Estonia-themed trivia quiz “Estonia Quiz 2013”, which this year is dedicated to the 95th anniversary of the Republic ...
28.02.2013  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Europe and USA Must Intensify Cyber Security Co-operation
In Rome at the meeting of the foreign ministers of the European Union and NATO countries, which was also attended by Secretary of State of the USA John Kerry, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that in order ...
28.02.2013  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet signed Euro-Asian Rail Transport Declaration
No 69-E Foreign Minister Urmas Paet signed the UN Economic Commission for Europe’s Declaration on the Promotion of Euro-Asian Rail Transport and Activities Towards Unified Railway Law in Geneva. Paet ...
28.02.2013  Estonia Contributes to Development Co-operation Focused on Women’s Rights
No 70-E At the high-level meeting of the UN Human Rights Council focused on the rights of women, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said at that a significant part of Estonia’s development co-operation ...
28.02.2013  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet Met With U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry
No 73-E At his meeting in Rome with Secretary of State of the United States of America John Kerry, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that Estonia is interested in continuing close security co-operation ...
27.02.2013  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: In Human Rights Council Estonia Focusing on Rights of Women, Children, and Indigenous Peoples
No 68-E At a high-level session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva yesterday, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that as a member of the UN Human Rights Council Estonia’s main priorities are ...
26.02.2013  Estonia Calls on North Korea to Develop Its Society, Not Create a Nuclear Weapon
Nr 67-E At the UN Conference on Disarmament in Geneva today, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet condemned the nuclear test North Korea carried out on 12 February. "Instead of feeding their people and ...
25.02.2013  New Estonian Ambassador to Serbia Presents Credentials
No 64-E Today, 22 February, Estonian Ambassador to Serbia Arti Hilpus presented his credentials to Serbian President Tomislav Nikolić. The ambassador resides in Tallinn. In the discussion that followed ...
25.02.2013  95th Anniversary of Republic of Estonia to Be Celebrated in Shanghai
No 63-E The 95th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia is being celebrated in Shanghai with a concert and a photo exhibit, which will be the biggest Estonian cultural events to take place in Asia since ...
21.02.2013  Foreign Ministry’s Priority is Increasing Estonia’s Presence Abroad
No 61-E In his annual address to the Riigikogu on Estonia’s foreign policy today, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet emphasised that the Foreign Ministry’s priority is to continue increasing Estonia’s ...
21.02.2013  Estonia Would Like to Intensify Nordic-Baltic Co-operation
No 60-E In his annual address to the Riigikogu on Estonia’s foreign policy, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that Estonia would like to make co-operation among the Nordic and Baltic countries ...
21.02.2013  NATO is Greatest Security Guarantee for Estonia and Entire Region
No 59-E In his annual foreign policy address to the Riigikogu today, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet spoke about security topics that are important to Estonia and emphasised that NATO is the greatest security ...
21.02.2013  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet in Riigikogu: Human Rights Are Constant Theme in All Areas of Foreign Policy
No 58-E In his annual address to the Riigikogu on Estonia’s foreign policy, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet emphasised that human rights and values are a constant theme in all areas of foreign policy, ...
20.02.2013  Estonian Cultural Days to Take Place in Poland
No 57-E On Sunday, 24 February Estonian cultural days dedicated to the 95th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia will begin in Poland. The opening events of the cultural days will take place in Warsaw ...
19.02.2013  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Northern Dimension is Practical Co-operation Among European Union, Russia, Iceland and Norway
Nr 55-E At a meeting of the Northern Dimension foreign ministers in Brussels, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that the Northern Dimension is good practical co-operation among the European Union, Russia, ...
19.02.2013  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Northern Dimension is Practical Co-operation Among European Union, Russia, Iceland and Norway
No 55-E At a meeting of the Northern Dimension foreign ministers in Brussels, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that the Northern Dimension is good practical co-operation among the European Union, Russia, ...
19.02.2013  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: International Community Must Give More Aid to Four Million Syrian Refugees, Half of Whom Are Children
No 54-E Foreign Minister Urmas Paet stated that the humanitarian crisis in Syria is rapidly intensifying and close to four million people need immediate humanitarian aid. The international community must ...
18.02.2013  Estonia Wants European Union Mission in Mali to Begin as Soon as Possible
No 53-E At their meeting in Brussels today, the European Union foreign ministers approved the decision to implement the European Union military training mission in Mali (EUTM Mali). Foreign Minister Urmas ...
18.02.2013  Estonia Hopes For Clear Progress in European Union’s Relations With Eastern Partners This Year
No 51-E This year Estonia would like to see clear progress made in relations between the European Union and its Eastern Partners Ukraine, Georgia, Moldova, Belarus, Armenia, and Azerbaijan, as well as ...
18.02.2013  Estonian Embassy in Helsinki to Celebrate 95th Anniversary of Republic of Estonia with Reception and Concert-Performance “Diva”
No 47-E On Thursday, 21 February, in honour of the 95th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia, the Estonian Embassy in Helsinki has organised a formal reception in the embassy and the experimental concert-performance ...
18.02.2013  New Estonian Ambassador to Lebanon Presents Credentials
No 48-E Today, 15 February, Estonian Ambassador to the Republic of Lebanon Miko Haljas presented his credentials to President of Lebanon Michel Sleiman. The ambassador resides in Ankara. In the meeting ...
14.02.2013  Estonia Developing Economic Relations With Sri Lanka
No 45-E At his meeting with Sri Lankan Minister for Economic Development Basil Rajapaksa, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that Sri Lanka is an attractive economic partner for Estonia in the transit and ...
14.02.2013  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet at Meeting With Indian Foreign Minister: We Hope India Will Soon Open Embassy in Tallinn As Well
No 44-E At his meeting with Indian Foreign Minister Salman Krushid in New Delhi, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet expressed satisfaction that Estonia-India relations have become much closer in the past year. ...
13.02.2013  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet’s Statement Regarding a Bomb Blast on the Turkish-Syrian Border
No 43-E I express my profound condolences for the loved ones of those lost in the bomb blast on the Turkish-Syrian border as well as everyone else who is affected by this tragedy. Estonia condemns all ...
13.02.2013  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet Opens Estonian Embassy in India
No 42-E At the opening of the Estonian Embassy in New Delhi today, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet emphasised the importance of expanding Estonia’s network of foreign representations in maintaining and ...
13.02.2013  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Estonia Could Be Part of India-Europe Trade Route
No 41-E At their meeting in New Delhi, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet and Indian Minister of Shipping G.K. Vasan discussed intensifying Estonia and India’s co-operation in the logistics and transport ...
12.02.2013  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Estonia Interested in Closer Trade Relations With India
No 39-E At the Estonia-India business forum in New Delhi today, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet emphasised that the opening of the Estonian Embassy in New Delhi will help to develop economic relations between ...
12.02.2013  Estonia Condemns North Korean Nuclear Testing
No 40-E Foreign Minister Urmas Paet stated that Estonia strongly condemns North Korea’s nuclear tests. “North Korea should refrain from further provocations and start fulfilling the requirements ...
11.02.2013  The Celebration of the 95th Anniversary of the Republic of Estonia
Attention journalists! Accreditation is starting for the events celebrating the 95th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia in Tallinn. Journalists, photographers and cameramen interested in covering any ...
11.02.2013  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet to Open Estonian Embassy in New Delhi
No 37-E On Wednesday Foreign Minister Urmas Paet will open the Estonian Embassy in New Delhi. Paet stated that the opening of an Estonian embassy in New Delhi will bring Estonia-India relations to a new ...
07.02.2013  Estonia Sending Diplomat to Brazil to Prepare for Opening of Embassy
No 35-E Today the government decided to send a diplomat to Brazil in order to begin making preparations for the opening of Estonia’s first embassy in South America. Foreign Minister Urmas Paet ...
07.02.2013  Estonia Opens Honorary Consulate in Great Britain in Aberdeen
Nr 34-E Today Estonia opened the Estonian Honorary Consulate in Aberdeen, Scotland, Great Britain. The Estonian honorary consul in Aberdeen is Simpson Buglass. It is Estonia’s fifth honorary consulate ...
07.02.2013  Foreign Ministry Statement
No 36-E Estonia would like to commend the efforts of Bulgarian authorities in the investigation into the terrorist attack at Bourgas Airport in July 2012. The results of it are frightening and the described ...
05.02.2013  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet in London: A Strong and Functioning European Union and Euro Zone Are in Estonia’s Interests
Nr 33-E While talking about developments in the European Union during his meeting with Foreign Minister of Great Britain William Hague in London today, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that a strong ...
04.02.2013  Estonia Would Like For European Union to Gain Observer Status in Arctic Council
No 31-E In Brussels at the end of last week, the European Union foreign ministers discussed the application for observer status for the European Union in the Arctic Council. “Permanent observer ...
04.02.2013  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Tartu Peace Treaty One of Estonia’s Most Important International Agreements
No 31-E Foreign Minister Urmas Paet stated that the Tartu Peace Treaty, concluded 93 years ago on 2 February 1920, is one of Estonia’s most important international agreements. “The Tartu ...
04.02.2013  Foreign Ministry Coming Events: 4− 10 February 2013
04.02 A session of the European Union General Affairs Council will take place in Brussels, during which preparations will be made for the European Council taking place from 7-8 February. The council will ...
01.02.2013  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet in Meeting With Greek Counterpart: Greek Has Made Effort to Carry Out Reforms and Reduce the Deficit and This Work Must Continue
No 30-E At a meeting in Tallinn today with Greek Foreign Minister Dimitrios Avramopoulos, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that the society of Greece has made a great effort in a complicated economic ...
01.02.2013  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Estonia Supports Starting Negotiations for EU-USA Trade Agreement as Soon as Possible
No 29-E Estonia feels it is essential to develop economic and trade relations between the European Union and the USA more quickly than before, Foreign Minister Paet said at the meeting of European Union ...
31.01.2013  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: International Community Must Give Refugees of Syria Conflict Stronger Support Than Before
No 27-E At the meeting of the European Union foreign ministers in Brussels, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that the international community must provide stronger support than before to Syrian refugees ...
31.01.2013  Estonia Feels It Is Important to Start European Union Mali Mission as Soon as Possible
No 28-E Estonia feels it is necessary to start the European Union’s military training mission in Mali (EUTM Mali) as soon as possible, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said at the meeting of European ...
30.01.2013  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: It is Essential for Georgia to Continue on Path Towards EU and NATO
Nr 25-E During their meeting in Tallinn today, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said to Georgian Foreign Minister Maia Panjikidze that Estonia hopes clear progress will be made this year in Georgia’s ...
28.01.2013  Estonia Supports Study Opportunities for Young Belarusians
No 22-E The Foreign Ministry is supporting the European Humanitarian University of Belarus in Vilnius in order to help expand study opportunities for young Belarusians and develop the civil society ...
28.01.2013  Estonian Diplomat to Begin Work at Portuguese Embassy in Brazil in Spring
No 20-E Foreign Minister Urmas Paet and Portuguese Foreign Minister Paulo Portas signed an agreement in Santiago stating that an Estonian diplomat would begin working at the Portuguese Embassy in Brazil ...
28.01.2013  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet Expressed Condolences to Brazilian Foreign Minister
No 21-E Foreign Minister Urmas Paet expressed condolences to Brazilian Foreign Minister Antonio Patriota over the fire that took place early this morning in the southern part of Brazil, claiming many casualties. “I ...
28.01.2013  Foreign Minister Paet Met With Foreign Ministers of Brazil, Columbia
No 19-E At his meeting in Santiago with Brazilian Foreign Minister Antonio Patriota, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that relations between Estonia and Brazil have grown significantly closer and Estonia ...
28.01.2013  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Estonia Supports Liberalisation of Economic Relations Between European and Latin American Countries
No 18-E At the foreign ministers’ meeting held during the summit of the European Union and Latin American and Caribbean countries (EU-LAC) in Santiago, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that Estonia ...
24.01.2013  New Estonian Ambassador to Russia Presents Credentials
On Thursday, 24 January, Estonia’s new ambassador to the Russian Federation Jüri Luik presented his credentials to President Vladimir Putin. In his address to the ambassadors that had gathered, Russian ...
23.01.2013  Estonian Ambassador to India Presents Credentials
Nr 16–E   On Tuesday, 22 January, the new Estonian ambassador to the Republic of India Viljar Lubi presented his credentials to President of India Pranab Mukherjee. Ambassador Lubi is the first ...
22.01.2013  Estonia Helping to Improve Situation of Syrian Refugees in Jordan
Nr 15-E Through the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Estonia is supporting Syrian refugees in Jordan, where the situation grows more complicated each day. “In Jordan’s largest ...
22.01.2013  Estonian Ambassador to Indonesia Present Credentials
No 11-E Today, 14 January, Estonian Ambassador to the Republic of Indonesia Andres Unga presented his credentials to President of Indonesia Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. Ambassador Unga resides in Tallinn. In ...
18.01.2013  Estonia Supporting Activities of CSOs in Developing Countries
The Foreign Ministry has decided to support the Lifeline Embattled NGOs Assistance Fund, which aims to protect from persecution civil society organisations (CSOs) and the people who are working for them ...
16.01.2013  Estonia Supporting Reconstruction of Afghanistan to Prepare Country for Transfer of Security Responsibility
No 13-E Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that in order to prepare for the complete transfer of responsibility for security to the Afghan authorities, Estonia will increase its support for Afghanistan ...
15.01.2013  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Close Defence Co-operation of Nordic and Baltic Countries is Important Goal
No 12-E At his meeting with Swedish Minister of Defence Karin Enström during the Sälen security conference in Sweden, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that the bilateral defence co-operation ...
14.01.2013  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Sweden and Finland are NATO’s Closest Allies
No 10-E Speaking at the biggest security conference in Sweden taking place in Sälen today, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that Sweden and Finland’s extremely close co-operation with NATO ...
14.01.2013  Estonia Prepared to Contribute to European Union Training Mission in Mali
No 9-E Foreign Minister Urmas Paet has expressed concern over the worsening situation in Mali. “The extremist attacks, which have grown more severe, must stop,” he stated. “We recognise ...
11.01.2013  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Jordan is Vital Partner for Estonia in Middle East
No 6-E At his meeting with Foreign Minister of Jordan Nasser Judeh in Amman, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that Jordan has become an increasingly important partner for Estonia in the Middle East. “Jordan ...
11.01.2013  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet Discussed Co-operation in Oil Shale Energy With Prime Minister of Jordan
No 7-E Foreign Minister Urmas Paet met in Amman with Prime Minister of Jordan Abdullah Ensour, Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Alaa Aref Al Batayneh, and Minister of the Environment and Tourism ...
10.01.2013  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet Visited Syrian Refugee Camp in Jordan
Yesterday Foreign Minister Urmas Paet visited the Syrian refugee camp located in Zaatar, Jordan, 30 kilometres from the Syrian border, where so far 63 000 people have found refuge. Nearly half of them ...
10.01.2013  Competition for Estonian-Latvian and Latvian-Estonian Translation Prize Begins
No 464-E Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet and Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics announced the start of the competition for recognising the best Latvian and Estonian-language translators. ...
07.01.2013  Foreign Ministry Cultural Stipends Awarded to Ewert and The Two Dragons, Ilmar Raag, Riina Sildos, Laine Mägi, and Kalle Kaasmaa
Nr 3-E   Today Foreign Minister Urmas Paet presented the Foreign Ministry cultural stipends to this year’s recipients. The stipends are given in recognition of people who have helped to increase ...
04.01.2013  Estonian Representation in Minsk is NATO Contact Point Embassy in Belarus
As of 1 January 2013 the Estonian Embassy in Minsk will be the NATO Contact Point Embassy (CPE) in Belarus. The mandate for a Contact Point Embassy lasts two years. According to Foreign Minister Urmas ...
04.01.2013  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Estonia Hopes European Union Will Also Expand in Northern Europe
Nr 462-E   At his meeting in Reykjavik with Icelandic Foreign Minister Össur Skarpheðinsson, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet confirmed that Estonia hopes that Iceland’s accession negotiations ...
04.01.2013  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: Estonia Has Special Relationship with Iceland
Nr 463-E At his meeting in Reykjavik with Icelandic President Olafur Ragnar Grimsson, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet confirmed that Estonia highly values its close and special relationship with Iceland. “This ...
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