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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