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Meeting with the Lithuanian Parliament’s Committee on European Affairs
22.02.2017|Foreign Ministry

Maasikas: the focus of Eastern Partnership should be on achieving practical and concrete results

Estonian Deputy Minister for EU Affairs Matti Maasikas who is visiting Vilnius today emphasised at the meetings with the Lithuanian Deputy Ministers of Foreign Affairs Albinas Zananavičius and Darius Skusevičius, Minister of Defence Raimundas Karoblis, colleagues from the Ministry of Foreign...
20.02.2017|Foreign Ministry

Foreign Minister Mikser: Estonia supports Montenegro on its way to the EU and NATO

Foreign Minister Sven Mikser met today in Podgorica with the Foreign Minister of Montenegro Srđan Darmanović. Ministers discussed the upcoming Estonian Presidency of the Council of the EU, the security situation in Europe, the EU and NATO enlargement and also Estonia-Montenegro relations. Foreign...
17.02.2017|Foreign Ministry

Estonia’s first Ambassador to Colombia presented his credentials

Yesterday, 16 February, the first Estonian Ambassador to Colombia Mart Tarmak presented his credentials to the President of Colombia Juan Manuel Santos in Bogotá. Ambassador Tarmak resides in Tallinn. “Our relations with Colombia are good and have potential for development,” the Ambassador...
17.02.2017|Foreign Ministry

Mikser to attend Munich Security Conference

Foreign Minister Sven Mikser will attend the annual high-level security conference in Munich until Sunday. This year’s conference will focus on the role of the West and the future of the world order. Today, Foreign Minister will give a speech on Estonian Foreign Policy to the participants of...
15.02.2017|Foreign Ministry

Estonia’s new Ambassador to Iceland presented her credentials

Yesterday, 14 February, the new Estonian Ambassador to Iceland Janne Jõesaar-Ruusalu presented her credentials to President Guðni Thorlacius Jóhannesson in Reykjavík. Ambassador Jõesaar-Ruusalu resides in Oslo. In a discussion with President Guðni Thorlacius Jóhannesson after the ceremony,...
14.02.2017|Foreign Ministry

Mikser at the UN: safety and security are not luxury items

Yesterday, Foreign Minister Sven Mikser spoke at the UN Security Council open debate which focused on protection of critical infrastructure against terrorist attacks. According to Sven Mikser, security is not a luxury item, it must be a commodity available to everyone. “Even though the...
13.02.2017|Foreign Ministry

Mikser to the Foreign Minister of Ukraine: Estonia and Europe will never leave Ukraine alone

Foreign Minister Sven Mikser met today in New York with the Foreign Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin. Ministers discussed the situation in eastern Ukraine, the Ukraine reform process and integration with the EU. Foreign Minister Mikser emphasised that recent escalation of military activity in...
10.02.2017|Foreign Ministry

Maasikas: Estonia supports Moldova’s efforts to tie itself more closely with the European Union

Today, on 10 February, Estonian Deputy Minister for EU Affairs Matti Maasikas met with the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of the Republic of Moldova, Daniela Morari, in Tallinn to discuss Moldova’s progress towards the EU and preparations for the Eastern Partnership...
10.02.2017|Foreign Ministry

Foreign Minister Mikser commended Georgia’s determined work in implementing reforms

Today, Foreign Minister Sven Mikser and the State Minister of Georgia on European and Euro-Atlantic Integration Victor Dolidze discussed Estonia-Georgia relations and cooperation in international organisations. The Foreign Minister congratulated Georgia on the recent decision by the European...
09.02.2017|Foreign Ministry

ADDRESS BY THE MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS, MR. SVEN MIKSER TO THE RIIGIKOGU

(Delivered version) Honourable President of the Riigikogu, Dear Members of the Riigikogu, Honourable Guests, I will start today’s address on Estonia’s foreign policy directions and objectives with the fundamental values of our policy. I would like to share with you a recollection from more...

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