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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On Pride Month

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE JUNE 1, 2021 During this year’s Pride Month, we celebrate an important message: “You are Included.”  The diverse experiences, perspectives, and contributions of the State Department community make our institution stronger and advance the goals of American diplomacy.  Out of many, we are one. The Department has committed to increasing U.S. engagement on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and …

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Media Freedom Coalition Statement on the Arrest of Roman Protasevich

MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON MAY 29, 2021   The undersigned members of the Media Freedom Coalition condemn in the strongest terms Belarus’ forced diversion and landing of a commercial aircraft and subsequent arrest of journalist Roman Protasevich. This unprecedented and shocking action constitutes a full frontal attack on media freedom and has serious implications on the right …

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Joint Statement on the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

May 17, 2021   On the occasion of the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOTB), we express our commitment to equality for all, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or sex characteristics. All human beings should be treated with respect and dignity and should be able to live without fear, no matter who they …

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Readout of President Joseph R. Biden, Jr.’s Participation in the Bucharest Nine Virtual Summit

THE WHITE HOUSE May 10, 2021 President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. spoke today with NATO’s eastern flank Allies in a virtual summit of the Bucharest Nine (B9) countries hosted by Presidents Klaus Iohannis of Romania and Andrzej Duda of Poland. President Biden underscored his commitment to rebuilding alliances and strengthening Transatlantic relations. He conveyed his desire for closer …

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U.S. Paratroopers Descend on Nurmsi During Swift Response Exercise

May 8, 2021 In the early morning hours of May 8, nearly 600 U.S. and UK Paratroopers descended on the Nurmsi Drop Zone in Estonia to kick off Operation Swift Response. In addition to the paratroopers, U.S. C-17 airplanes also dropped five platforms of heavy equipment, including artillery and vehicles. The operation was a success …

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United States Army General Visits Estonia to Highlight U.S.-Estonia Defense Cooperation

May 7, 2021 General Christopher G. Cavoli, Commanding General of U.S. Army Europe and Africa, visited Estonia on May 6-7, 2021 to discuss the DEFENDER-Europe 21 joint military exercise, U.S. Army Europe and Africa’s commitment to peace and stability in Europe, and highlight U.S.-Estonia defense cooperation. During his visit, Gen. Cavoli met with senior leadership …

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Live Fire Exercise Begins Defender 21 Activities in Estonia

May 4, 2021 On Wednesday, May 5, the United States Army Europe and Africa’s Defender 21 activities will begin in Estonia with a live fire exercise at the Tapa Central Training Grounds. The exercise named ‘Fires Shock’ will demonstrate the rapid deployment of the M270 Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS), a long range precision fire …

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Holding Russia to Account

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE APRIL 15, 2021 Today, we announced actions to hold the Russian Government to account for the SolarWinds intrusion, reports of bounties on U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan, and attempts to interfere in the 2020 U.S. elections. We have engaged Russian authorities to share our concerns about their actions and the steps we are taking …

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Update on New Embassy Compound

April 6, 2021 The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) is proceeding with plans for a new Embassy compound on the Suur-Ameerika/Väike-Ameerika site. The project is currently in the due diligence phase, which includes a physical survey of the property and informs the preparation of a detail plan for the design and construction process. OBO …

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Press Release: United States and Estonia Strengthen Cooperation on Nuclear Security

April 6, 2021 The United States and Estonia will expand their cooperation on nuclear security issues through a new agreement between the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration and the Estonian Ministry of Interior. Under this agreement, the United States will support Estonia’s security with state-of-the-art equipment and training to detect smuggling of …

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2020 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices: Estonia

NOTE: The 2020 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices were released on March 30, 2021. The annual reports cover internationally recognized individual, civil, political, and worker rights, as set forth in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international agreements. The U.S. Department of State submits reports on all countries receiving assistance and all United …

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President Biden Participates in European Council Summit

MARCH 25, 2021 WHITE HOUSE STATEMENTS AND RELEASES Today, President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. participated virtually in a scheduled summit of the European Council. Meeting with the heads of state or government of the 27 member states of the European Union (EU) chaired by European Council President Charles Michel, the President reaffirmed his commitment to …

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Press Release: U.S. Delivers Radios to Support Estonian Defense Capabilities

March 25, 2021 On March 18, the United States delivered $3.3 million worth of radio equipment to the Estonian Defense Forces to support Estonia’s integrated air and missile defense (IAMD) capabilities. The equipment was funded by the United States European Command’s Building Partner Capacity Program (BPC), thanks to a historic $50 million appropriation for IAMD …

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Reaffirming and Reimagining America’s Alliances

ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE NATO HEADQUARTERS AGORA BRUSSELS, BELGIUM MARCH 24, 2021 SECRETARY BLINKEN:  Good afternoon. A few weeks ago, not long after becoming Secretary as State, I spoke directly to the American people.  I said that my number one job is to ensure that America’s foreign policy delivers for them – that it makes their lives more secure, …

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Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Estonian Foreign Minister Liimets, Latvian Foreign Minister Rinkēvičs, and Lithuanian Foreign Minister Landsbergis

READOUT OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON MARCH 24, 2021   The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken met with Foreign Minister Eva-Maria Liimets of Estonia, Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs of Latvia, and Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis of Lithuania today in Brussels. Secretary Blinken and the Foreign Ministers emphasized their steadfast commitment to security …

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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 Release: U.S. Bomber Task Force Mission Takes Place Over Estonia

March 3, 2021 For Immediate Release On Wednesday, March 3rd, the U.S. B-1B Lancers, from the 7th Bomb Wing, Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, will conduct a Bomber Task Force mission in the international airspace of the North and Baltic Seas, including Estonia. Weather permitting, the mission will take place over Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport …

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Imposing Sanctions on Russia for the Poisoning and Imprisonment of Aleksey Navalny

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE MARCH 2, 2021   The United States joins the European Union in condemning and responding to the Russian Federation’s use of a chemical weapon in the attempted assassination of Russian opposition figure Aleksey Navalny in August 2020 and his subsequent imprisonment in January 2021.  We share the EU’s concerns regarding Russia’s deepening authoritarianism and …

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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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Secretary Blinken’s Participation in the EU Foreign Affairs Council

READOUT OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON FEBRUARY 22, 2021 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken participated virtually in today’s EU Foreign Affairs Council (FAC) at the invitation of EU High Representative Josep Borrell. Secretary Blinken highlighted the United States’ commitment to repairing, revitalizing, and raising the level of …

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A Proclamation on Remembering the 500,000 Americans Lost to COVID-19

FEBRUARY 22, 2021 PRESIDENTIAL ACTIONS   As of this week during the dark winter of the COVID-19 pandemic, more than 500,000 Americans have now died from the virus.  That is more Americans who have died in a single year of this pandemic than in World War I, World War II, and the Vietnam War combined.  On this solemn occasion, …

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Press Release: Estonia Joins Enhanced Global Environmental Research Program GLOBEPlus

February 9, 2021   The United States Embassy in Tallinn, in coordination with the State Department’s Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs (OES), NASA, and the GLOBE Implementation Office, is proud to announce the designation of Estonia as a GLOBEPlus member. This distinction allows GLOBE Estonia to enhance its program and engage schools, institutions, and groups to further promote science education. …

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Press Release: U.S. Delivers Equipment to the Estonian Defense League and Police and Border Guard Board To Enhance Defensive Capabilities

February 8, 2021      On January 26, the United States delivered $8 million worth of advanced binoculars, dismounted and vehicle-mounted radios, radio and night vision device spare parts and support equipment to the Estonian Defense League.        On February 6, the United States delivered $5 million worth of infrared cameras and vessel boarding officer ballistic vests to the Estonian Police …

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Secretary Blinken’s Call with Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov

READOUT OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON FEBRUARY 4, 2021   The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov today. Secretary Blinken and Minister Lavrov discussed the New START extension and the need for new arms control that addresses all of Russia’s nuclear weapons and the growing threat …

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Advancing the Human Rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex Persons Around the World

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE FEBRUARY 4, 2021 Today, President Biden signed a Presidential Memorandum directing all U.S. government departments and agencies engaged abroad to ensure that U.S. diplomacy and foreign assistance promote and protect the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex (LGBTQI+) persons around the world. The struggle to end violence, discrimination, criminalization, and stigma …

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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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United States Trains Republic of Estonia to Identify and Respond to Use of Weapons of Mass Destruction for Assassination

MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON JANUARY 28, 2021   This week, the United States conducted virtual training with partners from Estonia to help national security policy-makers, first responders, and scientific leaders counter, respond to, and investigate assassinations involving weapons of mass destruction (WMD). This is part of a series of initiatives the Department of State plans to hold …

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Inaugural Address by President Joseph R. Biden, Jr.

JANUARY 20, 2021     The United States Capitol  11:52 AM EST    THE PRESIDENT: Chief Justice Roberts, Vice President Harris, Speaker Pelosi, Leader Schumer, Leader McConnell, Vice President Pence, distinguished guests, and my fellow Americans.  This is America’s day.  This is democracy’s day.  A day of history and hope.  Of renewal and resolve.  Through a …

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Press Release: U.S. Embassy Tallinn Calls for Proposals to Fund Projects that Enhance U.S.-Estonian Cooperation

For immediate release January 12, 2021   U.S. Embassy Tallinn is looking for proposals from non-profit organizations, educational institutions, and individuals to fund projects through the 2021 Embassy Small Grants Program. Projects should enhance U.S.- Estonian cooperation or promote U.S. culture and values in at least one of the following areas: European and Transatlantic Security (including support for NATO, cyber issues, and other shared …

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Press Release: U.S. Embassy Staff Donate Gifts to Sillamäe Children on Russian Orthodox Christmas

January 11, 2021   On Thursday, January 7, U.S. Embassy Tallinn delivered holiday gifts for twenty children at Sillamäe Open Children’s Center “Domashnii Uyut” (Home Coziness). This is the twelfth year the Embassy has coordinated the holiday gift donation at Sillamäe Open Children’s Center, however, cooperation with the center has been going on since 2007. …

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Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Estonian Foreign Minister Reinsalu

READOUT OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON NOVEMBER 5, 2020   The below is attributable to Principal Deputy Spokesperson Cale Brown: Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke today with Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu. Secretary Pompeo expressed appreciation for Estonia’s hosting of the Three Seas Initiative Virtual Summit, reaffirmed the U.S. commitment to invest up to $1 billion in Three …

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Global Hackathon Seeks to Strengthen the Post-Crisis Economy

November 3, 2020   The United States Embassy in Tallinn, together with the U.S. Embassies in Riga, Vilnius and Copenhagen and implementing partners Garage48 and Startup Wise Guys, is proud to announce the international hackathon 48 for the Future which will find solutions to build a stronger, more resilient, and trusted post-crisis economy. The virtual …

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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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United States Army Major General Visits Estonia to Highlight Fifth Corps’ Mission in Europe

U.S. Major General Terrence McKenrick meets with Major General Indrek Sirel, the Estonian Deputy Chief of Defense, at the Estonian Defense Forces Headquarters, on October 27, 2020. [Photo by Estonian Defense Forces]   For immediate release October 29, 2020   Major General Terrence McKenrick, Deputy Commanding General of the United States Army’s Fifth Corps (V …

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Diversity Visa Program 2022

The Diversity Immigrant Visa Program (DV Program) makes up to 50,000 immigrant visas available annually, drawn from random selection among all entries to individuals who are from countries with low rates of immigration to the United States. The registration period for the DV-2022 program is now open. For information on the DV program or to …

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U.S. Welcomes Estonia’s Action Against Hizballah

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE OCTOBER 24, 2020   Estonia is sending a strong message in Europe, and within the European Union, by prohibiting Hizballah affiliates from entering its territory, mitigating the threat Hizballah poses to the security of Estonia and international partners. Like the actions taken by Germany, Lithuania, and Kosovo, and the commitment by Serbia earlier …

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Press Release: USAID Deputy Administrator’s Visit to Estonia Highlights Development Cooperation

For immediate release. October 22, 2020.   On October 20 and 21, USAID Deputy Administrator Bonnie Glick visited Estonia to meet with Estonian government officials and private-sector technology companies to discuss U.S.- Estonia relations, opportunities for increased development cooperation in third countries, countering malign Kremlin influence, and USAID’s efforts to advance European and Eurasian countries …

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Under Secretary Krach: Clean Vision for Three Seas

  Clean Vision for Three Seas   Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment Keith Krach October 21, 2020 The United States congratulates the Three Seas member states on a productive virtual summit. We commend President Kersti Kaljulaid and the Estonian government for organizing this important event during complicated circumstances. The …

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Secretary Michael R. Pompeo at the Three Seas Virtual Summit and Web Forum

REMARKS MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE WASHINGTON, D.C. OCTOBER 19, 2020   SECRETARY POMPEO:  (In progress) — [The West] stands for the rule of law, democracy, freedom of expression.  We drive economic growth through innovation.  We protect our people. And our way of life is the envy for the entire world. Look at the freedoms for which the people of …

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Press Release: United States and Estonia Sign New Agreement to Support Partnerships in Research and Innovation

Photo: Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs   Monday, October 19, 2020   Today, the United States and Estonia signed a new Science and Technology Agreement which will support future partnerships in research and innovation. The United States’ Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment, Keith Krach and Estonia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Urmas Reinsalu signed the agreement at a ceremony in Tallinn. Under Secretary Krach outlined …

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United States – Estonia Joint Statement on Secure Telecommunications Infrastructure

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson September 23, 2020 The text of the following statement was released by United States Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment Mr. Keith Krach and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia Mr. Urmas Reinsalu on the importance of secure telecommunications infrastructure. Begin Text: Minister of Foreign Affairs Urmas Reinsalu and …

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Press Release: High-Ranking U.S. Diplomat Highlights Joint Commitment to 5G Security

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 United States Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment, Keith Krach is visiting Tallinn on Wednesday, September 23.  During his time in Estonia, Under Secretary Krach will have meetings with the President of the Republic of Estonia, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, and the Minister of Foreign …

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Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Estonian Prime Minister Ratas

READOUT OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON SEPTEMBER 3, 2020   The following is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:‎ Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke today with Estonian Prime Minister Juri Ratas.   Secretary Pompeo and Prime Minister Ratas discussed the importance of the U.S.-Estonian partnership within the NATO Alliance and international organizations.  The Secretary thanked Estonia for its leadership on …

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Press Release: U.S. Army Europe To Conduct Joint Training with NATO Allies in Tapa

August 31, 2020   As part of a live fire training exercise Rail Gunner Rush conducted with the Estonian Defense Forces (EDF), U.S. Army Europe 41st Field Artillery Brigade (FAB) will deploy a battery of multiple launch rocket systems at the Estonian Defense Forces Central Training Area in Tapa, Estonia. Approximately 70 Soldiers from the …

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Press Release: U.S. Air Force Completes $10.8M European Deterrence Initiative Project at Estonia’s Ämari Air Base

August 11, 2020 The United States Air Forces in Europe (USAFE) completed $10.8 million worth of improvements to Estonia’s Ämari Air Base in July with European Deterrence Initiative (EDI) funding. USAFE partnered with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to construct a new tactical fighter apron adjacent to the runway that will accommodate parking for …

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UPDATE: The United States Continues to Lead the Global Response to COVID-19

FACT SHEET OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON JULY 29, 2020   New foreign assistance funding commitments continue to bolster the unparalleled global leadership of the United States in response to COVID-19. The U.S. Government (USG) has allocated $20.5 billion to benefit the international response, including commitments for the development of vaccines and therapeutics, preparedness efforts, and foreign assistance. We continue …

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Press Release: Javelin Missile Delivery Augments Estonian Defensive Capabilities, Enhances NATO Interoperability

July 24, 2020   On July 23, the United States delivered 92 Raytheon Javelin anti-tank missiles to the Estonian Defense Forces.  The missiles are funded through the United States European Command’s Building Partner Capacity (BPC) program to assist Estonia in building defensive capabilities.  This delivery further strengthens our nations’ strategic integration while ensuring interoperability among NATO Allies and partners.    The Javelin anti-tank missile systems delivery is one part of multiple, ongoing …

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Joint Statement by the U.S. Secretary of State and the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania

MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON JULY 22, 2020   The text of the following statement was released by the Governments of the United States of America, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania on the occasion of the 80th Anniversary of the Welles Declaration. Begin Text: Today we celebrate the 80th Anniversary of the Welles Declaration, which laid the foundation for …

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Message on the 80th Anniversary of the Welles Declaration

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE JULY 22, 2020   The Welles Declaration is a proud moment in the history of U.S. foreign policy and friendship with the peoples of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. Eighty years ago, the United States pointedly refused to recognize the illegal incorporation of the Baltic states into the Soviet Union. The Soviet Union’s criminal …

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European Court of Justice Invalidates EU-U.S. Privacy Shield

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE JULY 17, 2020   The United States shares the values of rule of law and protection of our democracies with our partners in the European Union (EU).  Therefore, we are deeply disappointed that the Court of Justice of the European Union (“ECJ”) has invalidated the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework.  The United States is …

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New Humanitarian and Health Assistance Bolsters U.S. Leadership in Response to COVID-19

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE JULY 15, 2020   The American people’s generosity remains unmatched in the global fight against COVID-19. The Department of State and USAID are providing an additional $208 million in new humanitarian and health assistance to bolster our ongoing response efforts, helping the world’s most vulnerable overcome the devastation inflicted by this deadly virus. …

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Fulfilling the President’s Generous Commitment to Provide Critical Medical Supplies Across the Globe

Fulfilling the President’s Generous Commitment to Provide Critical Medical Supplies Across the Globe   PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE JUNE 4, 2020   The United States has been the largest contributor to global health security and humanitarian assistance for more than a half century, saving lives all over the planet. In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, we …

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UPDATE: The United States Continues to Lead the Global Response to COVID-19

UPDATE: The United States Continues to Lead the Global Response to COVID-19   U.S Department of State Fact Sheet Office of the Spokesperson May 29, 2020  The United States continues to lead in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, illustrated by recent announcements of new foreign assistance that are made possible through the American people’s …

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Michael R. Pompeo: On the Treaty on Open Skies

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson   For Immediate Release  STATEMENT BY SECRETARY MICHAEL R. POMPEO May 21, 2020 On the Treaty on Open Skies   Tomorrow, the United States will submit notice of its decision to withdraw from the Treaty on Open Skies to the Treaty Depositaries and to all other States …

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Secretary Michael R. Pompeo at a Press Availability (May 20)

Secretary Michael R. Pompeo at a Press Availability   REMARKS TO THE PRESS MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE PRESS BRIEFING ROOM WASHINGTON, DC MAY 20, 2020 (Video available here .) SECRETARY POMPEO:  Good morning, everyone.  This morning, early, I had the chance to drive through Arlington Cemetery, and as we approach Memorial Day Weekend, I want to reflect on the sacrifices of …

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Delivering on American Commitments in the COVID-19 Response with Additional Foreign Assistance

Delivering on American Commitments in the COVID-19 Response with Additional Foreign Assistance   PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE MAY 20, 2020 Months into fighting the COVID-19 pandemic at home and abroad, the United States is continuing to lead the global charge against the pandemic, building on decades of leadership in life-saving health and humanitarian assistance. Through the generosity …

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UPDATE: The United States Continues to Lead the Global Response to COVID-19

UPDATE: The United States Continues to Lead the Global Response to COVID-19   FACT SHEET OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON MAY 19, 2020   Through the American people’s generosity and the U.S. Government’s action, the United States continues to demonstrate global leadership in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. The American people have given more than $10 billion that will …

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Fact Sheet: North American Cooperation on COVID-19

North American Cooperation on COVID-19   FACT SHEET OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON MAY 12, 2020 As President Trump has said, the United States is working with our friends and partners around the world to coordinate our efforts on stopping the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.  The United States values our cooperation with allies and partners in combatting the pandemic …

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Europe Day

Europe Day   PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE MAY 9, 2020   On behalf of the Government of the United States and the American people, I congratulate the citizens of the European Union as you celebrate Europe Day. For nearly three-quarters of a century, the enduring bonds of shared history, democratic values, and a commitment to peace and prosperity …

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Secretary Pompeo: Message on the 75th Anniversary of Victory in Europe (VE Day)

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release  STATEMENT BY SECRETARY MICHAEL R. POMPEO May 8, 2020 Message on the 75th Anniversary of Victory in Europe (VE Day) Today we mark 75 years since the end of hostilities in Europe in the Second World War.  We pay tribute today to all those …

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Presidential Message on the 75th Anniversary of Victory in Europe Day

Presidential Message on the 75th Anniversary of Victory in Europe Day   The White House Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 8, 2020   Seventy-five years ago today, the last remnants of the Nazi regime unconditionally surrendered to the Allied Powers, marking the end of World War II in Europe.  Today, we …

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Joint Statement on the 75th Anniversary of the end of the Second World War

Joint Statement on the 75th Anniversary of the end of the Second World War   MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON MAY 7, 2020 The following is a joint statement by the U. S. Secretary of State and the Foreign Ministers of Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, and Slovakia. Begin text: Marking the 75th …

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Briefing With Director of the State Department’s Office of U.S. Foreign Assistance Resources James Richardson

Briefing With Director of the State Department’s Office of U.S. Foreign Assistance Resources James Richardson   SPECIAL BRIEFING JAMES L. RICHARDSON, DIRECTOR OFFICE OF U.S. FOREIGN ASSISTANCE RESOURCES VIA TELECONFERENCE MAY 4, 2020 MR BROWN:  Good morning, everybody, and welcome to a briefing call on U.S. leadership and the international response to COVID-19.  The United …

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The U.S. is Leading the Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic and Developing a Vaccine

The U.S. is Leading the Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic and Developing a Vaccine   MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON MAY 4, 2020 As outlined in its recent Action Plan, the United States is bringing together the brightest minds in U.S. government agencies, the private sector, universities, and overseas partners to develop vaccines and therapeutic interventions to protect …

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Joint Training Mission to Highlight U.S. & Estonian Partnership

Joint Training Mission to Highlight U.S. & Estonian Partnership   Press Release Monday, May 4, 2020 The U.S. and Estonian air forces will conduct a training mission on May 5, 2020, to enhance interoperability and strengthen our enduring relationship.  The U.S. routinely and visibly demonstrates commitment to our Allies and partners through the global employment …

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World Press Freedom Day

World Press Freedom Day   PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE MAY 2, 2020 On World Press Freedom Day, recognized around the world on May 3, we highlight the critical role of independent media in facilitating the open exchange of information and ideas so vital to free, prosperous, and secure democratic societies. This year, as the world faces the …

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Secretary Michael R. Pompeo’s Call with Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu

READOUT OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON JANUARY 11, 2020 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:‎ Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke today to Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu to discuss recent events in Iraq and Iran and efforts to deter further Iranian aggression. Secretary Pompeo thanked Estonia for supporting the United States’ right to self-defense and for …

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Press Release: USS Winston S. Churchill Arrives in Tallinn

The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce that an American Navy ship – the USS WINSTON S. CHURCHILL (DDG 81) – pulled into Muuga harbor on July 23.  Routine port calls such as these strengthen the relationship between Estonia and the U.S. and help to maintain a safe and secure maritime environment.  This port visit also …

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Remarks my Vice President Mike Pence at a Joint Press Availability with Baltic Leaders

President Kaljulaid, thank you for your warm welcome and the hospitality you have shown to me and my family.  And to you, to President Vējonis, and, to President Grybauskaitė, it is an honor to be with you today with the leaders of the Baltic States.

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