CDA Brian Roraff’s Remarks at Independence Day Reception

June 1, 2021 Tallinn Botanic Garden It is very nice to see everyone.  Dear friends, ministers, and excellencies.  I’d like to begin today by saying “Thank you.”  Thank you to all of our guests who have joined us to celebrate the United States’ Independence Day. Please allow me to take a minute to also thank …

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Estonia and United States Sign a Memorandum of Understanding on Development Cooperation

In a virtual ceremony today 21 June, Estonia and the United States of America signed a memorandum of understanding on development cooperation in Ukraine. Six new joint projects are launched this summer and autumn. The memorandum was signed by Undersecretary for Economic and Development Affairs Andres Rundu and Brian Roraff, Chargé d’Affaires of the U.S. Embassy …

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U.S. Embassy and Ministry of Foreign Affairs Open Exhibit Highlighting Key Moment in U.S.-Estonia Relations

June 3, 2021 U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Brian Roraff and Jonatan Vseviov, Secretary General of the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Secretary General and former Estonian Ambassador to the United States, visited the opening of Vabamu’s new temporary exhibition “US Declaration in Support of Estonian Independence” on June 2, 2021. The exhibit tells the story of …

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Chargé Brian Roraff Speaks on 2020 U.S. Presidential Elections and U.S.-Estonia Relations

On October 31, 2020, Chargé d’Affaires Brian Roraff gave opening remarks at “What’s Next? Conference on the U.S. 2020 Presidential Election” held at the University of Tartu Library Conference Center. CdA Roraff’s remarks highlighted the election process and the continuity of the U.S.-Estonia relationship as well as U.S. foreign policy toward NATO, Russia, and China. …

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Joint Combatant Craft Mediums (CCMs) Highlight United States-Estonia Interoperability

Thursday, September 5 As part of regular training cadence, the United States Special Operations Forces (USSOF) and Estonian Defense Forces (EDF) conducted joint exercises with visiting combatant craft mediums (CCMs) on August 30, 2019.  The CCM is a reconfigurable multi-mission craft with a primary mission to deliver and support Special Operations Forces in a variety …

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NATO at Seventy: Standing the Test of Time, Adapting to an Ever-Changing World

By Chargé d’Affaires Elizabeth Horst April 4, 2019 The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is the most successful alliance in history. Over the past 70 years, NATO has helped to create the most secure, stable, and prosperous period in its members’ history. From deterring the Soviet Union during the Cold War to countering the hybrid …

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U.S. Embassy: C-145 Acquisitions Underscore U.S. Commitment to NATO & Estonia

Photo: U.S. Embassy In an inauguration ceremony attended by Minister of Defense Jüri Luik at Ämari Air Base on Tuesday, U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Elizabeth Horst remarked how Estonia’s recent acquisition of two American C-145 aircraft illustrated the United States’ enduring commitment to its Baltic partner and NATO ally. “This C-145 aircraft is the latest tangible …

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Press Release: U.S. Presence at Winter Camp Demonstrates Continued Commitment to NATO Allies

February 15, 2019 On Friday, U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Elizabeth Horst visited the NATO Winter Camp training event at the Tapa Army Base in Tapa, Estonia. The exercise, which brings together over 1,000 service members from the Estonian Defense Forces’ (EDF) Scouts Battalion, NATO’s Enhanced Forward Presence (eFP) battlegroup, the Estonian Defense League, the Maryland National …

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A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

Op-Ed by Chargé d’Affaires Elizabeth Horst Published in daily newspaper Postimees February 6, 2019 The United States counts Estonia among our closest partners and friends. We proudly recognized your re-independence in 1991 and stood with you in Freedom Square in February of last year to celebrate your centennial. Representatives from the highest levels of the U.S. …

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