George P. Kent, Nominee for Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Republic of Estonia

On September 2nd, the White House announced President Joe Biden’s intent to nominate George P. Kent as the next United States Ambassador to the Republic of Estonia. The official nomination was received in the U.S. Senate and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations on September 8th. This is the first step in the U.S. …

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U.S. Chargé d’Affaires and Estonian President Open GLOBE Environmental Research Expedition in Käsmu

August 2, 2022 U.S. Embassy Tallinn Chargé d’Affaires Gabrielle Cowan joined Estonian President Alar Karis, Minister of Education and Research Tõnis Lukas, and GLOBE Director Tony Murphy in Käsmu to open an environmental study program, in cooperation with the U.S. space research center, NASA. During the four-day expedition, 170 students, teachers, and scientists from Estonia …

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Chargé d’Affaires Gabrielle Cowan and Foreign Minister Reinsalu Highlight the Strength of U.S.-Estonian Relations

July 28, 2022   Today, on the 100th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Estonia and the United States, U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Gabrielle Cowan met with Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu to highlight the strength of the U.S.-Estonian relationship and to discuss our shared priorities, including continued support for Ukraine. The United States of America officially …

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CDA Brian Roraff’s Remarks at the Independence Day and U.S. – Estonia 100th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations Reception

June 16, 2022 U.S. Chief of Mission Residence, Tallinn Good afternoon and welcome to our annual celebration.  It’s great to be able to celebrate our Independence Day like this for the first time since 2019. The first thing I think I need to address is why are we celebrating July 4th on June 16th?  That’s …

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U.S. Embassy Marks World AIDS Day in Narva with Renovation of HIV Clinic

November 30, 2021 The United States Embassy in Tallinn marked World AIDS Day (December 1) in Narva on Tuesday with a ceremony to celebrate the completion of renovations at Narva’s HIV and Addiction Rehabilitation Center, run by NGO “You Will Not Be Alone.” The renovations, totaling more than $450,000, were funded by the U.S. Department …

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#SpeakOut: Ambassadors to Estonia join UNiTE campaign: “Orange the World: End Violence against Women Now!”

November 25, 2021 Ambassadors and Embassies from Austria, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom and United States in Estonia speak out and take a stand. They join 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence (GBV) “Orange the World: End Violence against …

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Press Release: The U.S. Embassy Joins GLOBE Estonia’s 25th Anniversary Scientific Conference in Tartu

September 22, 2021 The United States Embassy in Tallinn is proud to join GLOBE Estonia’s 25th anniversary conference and celebration on Wednesday, September 22 at the AHHAA Research Center in Tartu. U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Brian Roraff will give opening remarks at the conference and host an evening reception in honor of the anniversary. The …

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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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