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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United States Army Europe-Africa Band and Singers to Perform in Narva, Harjumaa, and Tallinn

21 June 2021      The United States Embassy in Tallinn is proud to announce a series of concerts featuring members of the United States Army Europe and Africa Band and Singers. The group, called the Soldiers’ Chorus, will feature 15 musicians and singers performing a diverse program, ranging from jazz to rock and current …

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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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A Foreign Policy for the American People

SPEECH ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE BEN FRANKLIN ROOM WASHINGTON, D.C. MARCH 3, 2021 SECRETARY BLINKEN:  Good morning.  My fellow Americans, five weeks ago I was sworn in as your Secretary of State.  My job is to represent the United States to the world, to fight for the interests and values of the American people.  When President Biden asked me …

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Press Statement: Estonian National Day

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE FEBRUARY 24, 2021   On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I send congratulations to the people of Estonia as you celebrate the 103rd anniversary of your independence. The United States and Estonia share a strong commitment to global security, economic opportunity, and democratic values.  As NATO Allies, we …

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Press Release: United States Aircraft Support Estonian Independence Day Fly-Over

February 23, 2021   On February 24th, six aircraft from U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Africa (USAFE-AFAFRICA) will fly over Estonia in honor of Estonian Independence Day and as a demonstration of the United States’ partnership with Estonia and ironclad commitment to our NATO allies. The U.S. aircraft — two KC-135 tanker aircrafts based …

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Remarks by President Biden on America’s Place in the World

FEBRUARY 04, 2021 •  SPEECHES AND REMARKS U.S. Department of State Headquarters Harry S. Truman Building Washington, D.C. 2:45 P.M. EST THE PRESIDENT:  Mr. Secretary, it’s great to be here with you.  And I’ve been looking forward a long time to be able to call you “Mr. Secretary.” Good afternoon, everyone.  It’s an honor to be back at the …

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Secretary Antony J. Blinken Introductory Remarks for President Biden

REMARKS ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE BEN FRANKLIN ROOM WASHINGTON, D.C. FEBRUARY 4, 2021 SECRETARY BLINKEN: Good afternoon. Today I get to say something that brings me tremendous happiness: President Biden, Vice President Harris, welcome to the State Department. For more than two decades, I’ve had the privilege of watching President Biden at work. I’ve seen his commitment to the American …

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Opening of Exhibit “Celebrating the Centennials of Baltic Independence and U.S. – Baltic Relations”

September 17, 2018 The U.S. Embassy in Tallinn and Riigikogu are pleased to announce the opening of an exhibit titled, “Celebrating the Centennials of Baltic Independence and U.S.-Baltic Relations” in the Riigikogu vestibule on Tuesday, September 18th at 1:30pm.  Remarks will be delivered by members of the Riigikogu as well as U.S. Charge d’Affaires Ambassador Clifford …

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Remarks by President Trump and Heads of the Baltic States in Joint Press Conference

Issued on: April 3, 2018 East Room 1:49 P.M. EDT PRESIDENT TRUMP:  Thank you.  Today, I’m honored to host the President of Estonia, the President of Latvia, and the President of Lithuania at the U.S.-Baltic Centennial Summit.  Thank you all for traveling to the White House for these really important discussions.  We’ve just spent a …

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A Declaration to Celebrate 100 Years of Independence of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 3, 2018 A Declaration to Celebrate 100 Years of Independence of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania and Renewed Partnership   The United States of America, the Republic of Estonia, the Republic of Latvia, and the Republic of Lithuania, Commemorating the centennial anniversary of independence of …

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President Donald J. Trump’s Support for Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 3, 2018 “We are very protective of [the Baltic] region… We have great friends there.” – President Donald J. Trump BOOSTING DEFENSE AND SECURITY COOPERATION: President Donald J. Trump supports strengthening efforts to enhance the defense and security of our Baltic NATO Allies. …

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Remarks by President Trump Before a Working Lunch with Heads of the Baltic States

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release April 3, 2018 Cabinet Room 12:12 P.M. EDT PRESIDENT TRUMP:  Okay, thank you very much.  Today, it’s my pleasure to congratulate Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania on the 100th anniversary of their independence.  That’s really quite a great achievement, and congratulations.  And I’m honored to …

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Statement from the Press Secretary on the United States-Baltic Summit

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 23, 2018 President Donald J. Trump will welcome President Kersti Kaljulaid of Estonia, President Raimonds Vejonis of Latvia, and President Dalia Grybauskaite of Lithuania to the White House on April 3, 2018.  President Trump and the three Baltic heads of state will celebrate …

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Estonia National Day

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC February 23, 2018 On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I wish to congratulate Estonia and its people on the commemoration of the centennial anniversary of your declaration of independence. Estonia is a vital ally of the United States and our …

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Remarks by President Obama and President Ilves of Estonia in Joint Press Conference

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release  September 3, 2014 REMARKS BY PRESIDENT OBAMA AND PRESIDENT ILVES OF ESTONIA IN JOINT PRESS CONFERENCE Bank of Estonia Tallinn, Estonia 11:59 A.M. EEST      PRESIDENT ILVES:  Good morning.  To begin with, I’d like to welcome President Obama to Estonia.  It is a genuine …

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Fact Sheet: The United States and Lithuania – NATO Allies and Global Partners

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 3, 2014 Fact Sheet: The United States and Lithuania – NATO Allies and Global Partners President Obama, Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė, and Latvian President Andris Bērziņš participated in a joint meeting hosted by Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves in Tallinn on September 3.  …

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Fact Sheet: The United States and Latvia – NATO Allies and Global Partners

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 3, 2014 FACT SHEET: The United States and Latvia – NATO Allies and Global Partners President Obama, Latvian President Andris Bērziņš, and Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė participated in a joint meeting hosted by Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves in Tallinn on September 3.  …

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Remarks by President Obama to the People of Estonia

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release September 3, 2014   REMARKS BY PRESIDENT OBAMA TO THE PEOPLE OF ESTONIA Nordea Concert Hall Tallinn, Estonia 4:00 P.M. EST PRESIDENT OBAMA:  Thank you.  (Applause.)  Thank you so much.  Hello, Estonia!  TereEesti!  Thank you, Oskar, for your wonderful introduction and for representing the …

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Remarks by President Obama and Leaders of Baltic States in Multilateral Meeting

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release September 3, 2014 REMARKS BY PRESIDENT OBAMA, PRESIDENT ILVES OF ESTONIA, PRESIDENT GRYBAUSKAITĖ OF LITHUANIA, AND PRESIDENT BĒRZIŅŠ OF LATVIA IN MULTILATERAL MEETING WITH LEADERS OF BALTIC STATES 3:22 P.M. EEST PRESIDENT ILVES:  Let me just say that it has been a genuine honor …

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Remarks by President Obama and Prime Minister Roivas of Estonia to U.S. and Estonian Servicemembers

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release   September 3, 2014 REMARKS BY PRESIDENT OBAMA AND PRIME MINISTER RÕIVAS OF ESTONIA TO U.S. AND ESTONIAN SERVICEMEMBERS Tallinn Airport Hangar Tallinn, Estonia 4:48 P.M. EEST      PRIME MINISTER RÕIVAS:  Mr. President; Commander of the Estonian defense forces; company of the U.S. “Sky …

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Fact Sheet: U.S. Support and Reassurance Initiatives for the Baltics and Central Europe

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 3, 2014 Fact Sheet: U.S. Support and Reassurance Initiatives for the Baltics and Central Europe For more than two decades, the United States has worked together with its Baltic and Central European Allies to advance our common defense and security goals in support …

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Fact Sheet: The United States and Estonia – NATO Allies and Global Partners

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 3, 2014   Fact Sheet: The United States and Estonia – NATO Allies and Global Partners  President Obama met with Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves and Estonian Prime Minister Tavi Roivas in Tallinn, Estonia on September 3.  The visit reinforced the close ties …

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