Press Release: Senior U.S. Official for Europe Highlights Strength of U.S.-Estonia Partnership

Watch Assistant Secretary Donfried’s message to Estonia here. October 26, 2021 Senior U.S. Official for Europe Highlights Strength of U.S.-Estonia Partnership, Commitment to Transatlantic Relationship During Visit to Tallinn The United States Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, Dr. Karen Donfried, will visit Tallinn on October 26 and 27 to meet with Estonian …

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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Highlights Digital Cooperation During Visit to Tallinn

September 7, 2021   United States Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo traveled to Estonia, September 6 and 7, where she met with Estonian Government officials and participated in the Tallinn Digital Summit. During her visit, Secretary Raimondo met with Prime Minister Kaja Kallas, Foreign Minister Eva-Maria Liimets, Finance Minister Keit Pentus-Rosimannus, and Minister of …

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Press Release: USS Arleigh Burke to Visit Port in Tallinn

September 3, 2021   Tallinn, Estonia: The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce that a U.S. Navy ship – the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) – will arrive in Tallinn, Estonia this weekend for a scheduled port visit. This port visit provides the opportunity to enhance U.S.-Estonia relations as the two …

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Joint Statement on Baltic Pride

August 6, 2021 The United States Embassies in Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania are proud to celebrate Baltic Pride 2021 with LGBTQI+ communities across the region. Pride is about equality, respect, justice, courage, and above all, love. It is a time to celebrate, but also a time to recommit ourselves to building a safer, more inclusive …

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Commanding General of U.S. Army V Corps Highlights U.S.-Estonia Defense Cooperation

Press Release July 28, 2021 Lieutenant General John Kolasheski, Commanding General of the United States Army’s Fifth Corps (V Corps), visited Estonia on July 27-28 to discuss collaboration between V Corps and Estonian Defense Forces and to highlight U.S.-Estonia defense cooperation. During his visit, Lt. Gen Kolasheski met with senior leadership from the Estonian Ministry …

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Maryland Air National Guard and Estonia Cyber Command Strengthen Partnership 

July 9, 2021 Press Release The Maryland Air National Guard and Estonia’s Cyber Command are committed to strengthening their partnership on a cooperative framework to address the challenges posed by cyber threats. The partnership, which began in 1993, includes a focus on cyber force training and education, as well as the development of collaborative cyber …

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United States Congressional Delegation Highlights Strong U.S.-Estonia Partnership

July 8, 2021 A delegation from the United States Congress visited Estonia, July 6-8, to meet with Estonian leaders. While in Tallinn, the delegation met with Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas, Foreign Minister Eva-Maria Liimets, former President Toomas Hendrik Ilves, and Chair of the Riigikogu Foreign Affairs Committee Marko Mihkelson. The delegation also traveled to …

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United States Army Europe-Africa Band and Singers Perform Public Concerts in Narva and Tallinn

June 30, 2021 The United States Embassy in Tallinn welcomed members of the United States Army Europe and Africa Band and Singers to Estonia on Tuesday in advance of a series of performances across Estonia. Two of the concerts, June 30 in Narva and July 3 in Tallinn, are free and open to the public. …

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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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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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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: 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 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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On the Extension of the New START Treaty with the Russian Federation

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE FEBRUARY 3, 2021   President Biden pledged to keep the American people safe from nuclear threats by restoring U.S. leadership on arms control and nonproliferation. Today, the United States took the first step toward making good on that pledge when it extended the  New START Treaty  with the Russian Federation for five years. Extending the New …

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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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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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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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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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Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Kuleba

Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Kuleba   READOUT OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON MAY 7, 2020 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:‎ Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba yesterday.  Secretary Pompeo and Foreign Minister Kuleba discussed Ukraine’s efforts to achieve a diplomatic resolution to the Russia-instigated conflict in Ukraine’s Donbas region and the results of the April 30 Normandy Format virtual Foreign Ministerial.  The Secretary commended Ukraine’s conflict diplomacy …

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U.S. Assistance to Italy

U.S. Assistance to Italy   U.S Department of State Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State April 11, 2020   During these difficult times, the United States is working in solidarity with our partners and Allies to provide humanitarian assistance to countries in need and to take all possible measures to combat the spread …

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Estonia National Day

02/24/2020 12:01 AM EST Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State On behalf of the people and government of the United States, I congratulate the Republic of Estonia on the 102nd anniversary of your independence. I also congratulate Estonia on the 100th anniversary of the Treaty of Tartu. Both the Treaty of Tartu and the U.S. …

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U.S. and Estonia Strengthen Collaboration in Military Rehabilitation

Friday, June 14, 2019 The United States Air Force in Europe – Air Forces Africa (USAFE-AFAFRICA) Command Surgeon, the Estonian Defense Forces, the Medical Rehabilitation Clinic, and the East Tallinn Central Hospital are co-hosting the International Military Rehabilitation Symposium in Tallinn June 19-20.  Representatives from Romania, Lithuania, Georgia, Ukraine, and the UK will also participate …

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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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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Tallinn, Estonia

  December 7, 2018 Location:  Tallinn, Estonia, Freedom Square (Vabaduse väljak) Event: A demonstration against the U.N. Global Compact for Migration is scheduled to take place in Freedom Square on Sunday December 9 at 2:00 p.m.  This demonstration is expected to be peaceful, however even demonstrations or gatherings intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Tallinn, Estonia

December 7, 2018 Location:  Estonia, countrywide Event:  During the holiday season, security measures in Estonia remain heightened due to ongoing global threats posed by transnational terrorist organizations and individuals inspired by extremist ideology throughout Europe.  Extremists continue to focus on tourist locations such as Christmas holiday markets, shopping malls, airports, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, …

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Remarks at an Emergency UN Security Council Meeting on Ukraine

Ambassador Nikki Haley U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations U.S. Mission to the United Nations New York City November 26, 2018 AS DELIVERED Thank you, Mr. President. This morning I spoke with President Trump and Secretary Pompeo and my statement reflects the concerns at the highest level of the American government. For the past …

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Secretary’s Remarks: On “Meeting the Foreign Policy Challenges of 2017 and Beyond”

Remarks Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State The 2017 Atlantic Council-Korea Foundation Forum Washington, DC December 12, 2017 SECRETARY TILLERSON: Well, thank you so much, Stephen, for that warm welcome. And we’ve known each other for a long time as well, and in my old life would often share perspectives on what I was seeing around …

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Joint Statement to the Media

Remarks Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State European Union High Representative Federica Mogherini Brussels, Belgium December 5, 2017 MODERATOR: (In progress) ladies and gentlemen, and welcome. High Representative Vice President Federica Mogherini and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson just had a bilateral meeting and will deliver press statements to update you on their discussions.High Representative, …

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Assistant Secretary Mitchell’s Remarks from his Swearing-In Ceremony

Swearing-in Ceremony Remarks A. Wess Mitchell Assistant Secretary, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs Benjamin Franklin Room Washington, DC November 2, 2017 Thank you for those kind words, Secretary Tillerson—I’m grateful for the confidence that you and President Trump have placed in me to lead the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs. Let me also …

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Remarks by Vice President Mike Pence at Estonian Defense Forces Headquarters

President Kaljulaid, President Vejonis, President Grybauskaitė, General Terras, Colonel Ridland, Members of the armed forces of the United States of America, Members of the armed forces of Estonia, the United Kingdom and France, it is my great honor to be here at the Defense Forces Headquarters of the great nation of Estonia.

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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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