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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U.S. and Estonian Officials Highlight Security Risks of Untrusted Technology

May 27, 2022 The United States Embassy in Estonia and the Estonian Ministry of the Interior co-hosted technical experts from both countries to discuss the national security risks associated with soliciting services and technology from untrusted vendors.  Experts from the U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation, …

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Estonia joins U.S. Foundational Infrastructure for Responsible Use of Small Modular Reactor Technology (FIRST) program

January 24, 2022 The United States and Estonia have agreed to cooperate under the U.S. Department of State’s Foundational Infrastructure for Responsible Use of Small Modular Reactor Technology (FIRST) program. FIRST is a capacity-building program designed to deepen strategic ties, support energy innovation, and advance technical collaboration with partner nations on secure and safe nuclear energy infrastructure. …

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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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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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