Secretary Michael R. Pompeo At a Press Briefing on Current U.S. Foreign Policy

07/09/2020 01:25 PM EDT Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State Via Teleconference with the Foreign Press Center MS ORTAGUS:  Great.  Thank you and good morning, everyone.  It’s great to be with the Foreign Press Center today.  This is my first briefing with all of you, actually, and the Secretary, of course, was with you a ...
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Secretary Michael R. Pompeo At a Press Availability

07/08/2020 12:50 PM EDT Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State Washington, D.C. Press Briefing Room SECRETARY POMPEO:  Good morning, everyone.  Hope everybody had a great 4th of July celebrating the founding of this great country, and a week from today I’ll be in Philadelphia talking about the work of the Unalienable Rights Commission.  I’m looking forward ...
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Deputy Secretary Biegun’s Remarks at the Three Seas Initiative Virtual Ministerial

06/30/2020 12:04 PM EDT Office of the Spokesperson Today, Deputy Secretary of State Stephen E. Biegun delivered remarks at the Three Seas Initiative Virtual Ministerial hosted by the Government of Estonia.  The Three Seas Initiative aims to boost economic prosperity through connectivity between the Baltic, Adriatic, and Black Seas. Deputy Secretary Biegun reaffirmed U.S. support ...
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Entry into Force of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement

07/01/2020 10:59 AM EDT Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State Today marks a landmark achievement for the countries of North America to increase manufacturing and investment in our region.  On July 1, the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) came into force, fulfilling President Trump’s promise to modernize and update trade agreements.  More than just the modernization ...
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2020 Trafficking in Persons Report: Estonia

2020 Trafficking in Persons Report: Estonia ESTONIA: Tier 1 The Government of Estonia fully meets the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking. The government continued to demonstrate serious and sustained efforts during the reporting period; therefore Estonia remained on Tier 1. These efforts included implementing labor act amendments prohibiting recruitment agencies from charging worker-paid ...
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U.S. Embassy Celebrates Independence Day with Foreign Minister Reinsalu, Foreign Ministry Colleagues

July 1, 2020 U.S. Embassy Celebrates Independence Day with Foreign Minister Reinsalu, Foreign Ministry Colleagues Today, in celebration of America’s upcoming 244th Independence Day, U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Brian Roraff and Embassy staff hosted a small gathering with colleagues from the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs at the U.S. Ambassador’s residence in Tallinn. Given considerations related to COVID-19, this year’s ...
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Press Release: U.S. Delivers Advanced Night Vision Equipment to Estonia

Press Release: U.S. Delivers Advanced Night Vision Equipment to Estonia   Monday, June 29, 2020 From June 15-16, the United States delivered 95 night vision devices (NVDs) to Estonia’s Police and Border Guard Board to assist with border security.  This was one of the largest U.S. deliveries of defense equipment, and the first ever delivery ...
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2019 Report on International Religious Freedom: Estonia

2019 Report on International Religious Freedom: Estonia   Office of International Religious Freedom Executive Summary The constitution declares there is no state church and protects the freedom of individuals to practice their religion. It prohibits the incitement of religious hatred, violence, or discrimination. The law establishes registration of religious associations and religious societies and regulates their activities. Unregistered religious associations ...
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A New Transatlantic Dialogue

06/25/2020 04:19 PM EDT Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State Washington, D.C. German Marshall Fund’s Brussels Forum MR LESSER:  Good morning, and good afternoon from Brussels.  Welcome back to Brussels Forum 2020 in its 15th edition.  And today we’re very pleased and honored to welcome U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo for a special conversation with us.  We’ve hosted ...
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Visa Services at the U.S. Embassy in Estonia Remain Suspended – Consular Affairs

Due to precautions and limited resources related to the COVID-19 pandemic, routine visa services at U.S. Embassy Tallinn remain suspended, though the Department is continually evaluating the presence of conditions necessary to resume.  On June 22, the President signed a Proclamation which extends the previous Proclamation 10014 and suspends the entry of certain additional foreign ...
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COVID-19 Information (June 22)

Register for the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program ( STEP ) to receive important information from the U.S. Embassy in Tallinn and contact us at acstallinn@state.gov if you have any questions not answered here. This information was updated on June 22, 2020 The Department of State has issued a   Global Level 4 Health Advisory   advising U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due ...
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Common Declaration in Support of Baltic Pride 2020

June 22, 2020 Common Declaration in Support of Baltic Pride 2020 Baltic Pride 2020 was originally set to take place in Tallinn 1-7 June. Due to the COVID-19 situation, it will instead be celebrated digitally 22-28 June.  We voice our support for efforts to safeguard and promote the human rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender ...
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Sustaining U.S. Humanitarian Assistance Leadership in Response to COVID-19

06/19/2020 01:45 PM EDT Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State The United States has been, and continues to be, the undisputed leader in global foreign assistance, and our leadership in response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues that record of generosity. Today, we’re providing approximately $93 million in new humanitarian assistance to bolster our ongoing response ...
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Secretary Michael R. Pompeo At the Virtual Copenhagen Democracy Summit

06/19/2020 03:06 PM EDT Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State Orange County, California MR RASMUSSEN:  It’s a great pleasure for me to welcome our next speaker, the American Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo.  Good morning, Mr. Secretary.  I think it’s morning in your time zone. I know you’ve been traveling from Hawaii where you met ...
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The U.S. Role in International Organizations’ Response to COVID-19

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release FACT SHEET March 31, 2020 The U.S. Role in International Organizations’ Response to COVID-19 “Whenever you see high quality, effective COVID-19 aid being delivered around the world by UN humanitarian and relief agencies, what you are seeing is the generosity of the American people ...
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Message to U.S. Citizens in Estonia (March 30, 2020)

Message to U.S. Citizens in Estonia (March 30, 2020) The U.S. Embassy Tallinn is here to assist you during this challenging period, and we want to ensure all of your questions are addressed.  To this end, we will be hosting a virtual question and answer session using Instagram and Facebook Stories centered on COVID-19, American ...
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Health Alert: Estonia (March 27)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Tallinn, Estonia (March 27, 2020) Location: Estonia Event: An extremely limited number of flights are presently operating to major European transit hubs from Tallinn.  We encourage anyone interested in departing Estonia for the United States to look at the contact information for airlines at Tallinn Airport available here and to write ...
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Health Alert: Estonia (March 23)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Tallinn, Estonia (March 23, 2020) Location: Estonia Event: Beginning Friday, March 27, 2020, there will potentially be no flights to major European transit hubs out of Tallinn Airport indefinitely.  The U.S. Embassy reiterates the State Department’s Level Four Global Health Advisory , stating “U.S. citizens who live in the United States should arrange for immediate return to the United ...
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Global Level 4 Health Advisory – Do Not Travel

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release MEDIA NOTE March 19, 2020 Global Level 4 Health Advisory – Do Not Travel The Department of State advises U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19. In countries where commercial departure options remain available, U.S. citizens who ...
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ALERT: Visa Services Suspension

On March 11, 2020, President Donald J. Trump issued Presidential Proclamation 9993 titled “Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants of Certain Additional Persons Who Pose a Risk of Transmitting 2019 Novel Coronavirus.”  This proclamation suspends entry as nonimmigrants or immigrants for aliens who were physically present within the Schengen Zone during the 14-day period ...
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Proclamation on the Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants of Certain Additional Persons Who Pose a Risk of Transmitting Coronavirus

Updated on: March 14, 2020 On January 31, 2020, I issued Proclamation 9984 (Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants of Persons Who Pose a Risk of Transmitting 2019 Novel Coronavirus and Other Appropriate Measures To Address This Risk).  I found that the potential for widespread transmission of a novel (new) coronavirus (which has since been renamed “SARS-CoV-2” ...
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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Tallinn, Estonia (March 15, 2020)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Tallinn, Estonia (March 15, 2020) Location: Estonia Event: Beginning March 17, in connection to COVID-19, the Estonian government will introduce strict entry controls at all airports, seaports, and land borders.  The new controls will allow entry into Estonia only of Estonian citizens, residents of Estonia without Estonian citizenship, or family members of ...
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Secretary Michael R. Pompeo On the Release of the 2019 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

03/11/2020 12:06 PM EDT Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State Washington, D.C. Press Briefing Room SECRETARY POMPEO:  Hello, everyone.  Good morning.  Every year, for 44 years, the State Department has written the most comprehensive and fact-based human rights report in the world. State Department team members in Washington and our embassies work with experts in ...
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United States Army Europe Band Bringing Unique and Diverse Sound to Estonia

Joint Military Band Concert and Related Travel Postponed The U.S. Embassy in Tallinn regrets to announce that the joint concert of the United States Army Europe Band & Chorus and the Orchestra of the Estonian Defence Forces scheduled in Narva on Friday, March 20 has been postponed to a later date to be determined in ...
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President Trump’s 2020 State of the Union Address

Issued on: February 4, 2020 U.S. Capitol Washington, D.C. 9:06 P.M. EST THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you very much.  Thank you.  Thank you very much. Madam Speaker, Mr. Vice President, members of Congress, the First Lady of the United States — (applause) — and my fellow citizens: Three years ago, we launched the great American comeback.  Tonight, ...
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Allies Through Thick and Thin: NATO 70 Years On

Allies Through Thick and Thin: NATO 70 Years On December 9, 2019 Today, as in 1949, the United States views an economically strong, defense capable, and integrated Europe as vital to Transatlantic stability and security.  Last week in London, the leaders of all NATO member states marked the 70th anniversary of the North Atlantic Treaty ...
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Secretary Pompeo Press Statement: On the New EU Leadership Assumption of Office

On the New EU Leadership Assumption of Office   PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE DECEMBER 1, 2019 We congratulate European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, High Representative Josep Borrell, the new College of European Commissioners, and European Council President Charles Michel as they assume office. The United States looks forward to working with this new leadership team, ...
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Secretary Pompeo: The World Must Address Iran’s Nuclear Escalation

Statement by Secretary MICHAEL R. POMPEO The World Must Address Iran’s Nuclear Escalation November 7, 2019 Iran’s latest nuclear escalations reflect the regime’s intentions all along: to extort the international community into accepting its violence and terror while it undermines the sovereignty of its neighbors. Members of the international community who are rightly concerned with ...
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Nortal, Telia, Renee Meriste Recognized for Contributions to Transatlantic Prosperity

November 6, 2019 The American Chamber of Commerce announced today the winners of the 2019 Transatlantic Business Awards.  Nortal AS was named the Transatlantic Company of the Year for being the largest Estonia-based employer in the United States; Renee Meriste was selected as Transatlantic Promoter of the Year in recognition of his achievement in creating the Estonian American Business Alliance to ...
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Senior U.S. Army Representative Discusses Security Assistance During Estonia Visit

Senior U.S. Army Representative Discusses Security Assistance During Estonia Visit November 6, 2019 The Commanding General, U.S. Army Security Assistance Command, Major General Jeffrey Drushal, traveled to Estonia for the first time November 5-6.  During his two-day stay, he met with the Estonian Ministry of Defense’s Undersecretary for Defense Planning, Mr. Meelis Oidsalu, and Director ...
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United States–Estonia Joint Declaration on 5G Security

United States–Estonia Joint Declaration on 5G Security November 1, 2019 Considering that secure fifth generation wireless communications networks (5G) will be vital to both prosperity and national security in the near future, the United States and Estonia declare their desire to strengthen our cooperation on 5G.  5G will enable a vast array of new applications, ...
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B-52 Stratofortress Task Force Exercise Improves Interoperability and Readiness

Thursday, October 24 A U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress bomber conducted a fly over of Tallinn on Wednesday, October 23 as part of the on-going effort to exercise Air Force Global Strike Command’s ability to conduct strategic bomber operations from a forward operating location in support of U.S Air Forces in Europe (USAFE) and U.S. ...
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Senior U.S. Army Europe Representative Discusses Military Medicine, DEFENDER-Europe 20 Exercise During Estonia Visit

October 23, 2019 The Commanding General, U.S. Army Regional Health Command Europe and Command Surgeon, U.S. Army Europe, Brigadier General Ronald Stephens, traveled to Estonia for the first time October 21-22.  During his two-day stay in Estonia, he visited East Tallinn Central Hospital’s Medical Rehabilitation Clinic and met with counterparts from the Estonian Defense Forces ...
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Senior U.S. Army Europe Visitor Discusses Cyber, DEFENDER-Europe 20 Exercise During Estonia Visit

October 10, 2019 The Chief Information Officer/Deputy Chief of Staff, G6, of U.S. Army Europe (USAREUR), Brigadier General John Phillips, visited Estonia for the first time October 8-9.  During his two-day stay in Estonia, he visited the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence, met with counterparts from the Estonian military, and discussed areas of ...
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Joint Statement on U.S.-Estonia Cooperation

October 8, 2019 Joint Statement on U.S.-Estonia Cooperation The United States and Estonia are close Allies in NATO, share fundamental values of freedom, democracy and the rule of law, and work closely together to advance the security, prosperity, and stability of our shared Euro-Atlantic area and the wider world. The United States and Estonia recognize ...
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High-Level U.S. Congressional Delegation Focuses on Allied Military Cooperation

Thursday, October 3 A delegation of six U.S. congresspersons visited Estonia from Sunday, September 29 to Wednesday, October 2, led by Member of the House of Representatives John Garamendi, Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee’s Readiness Subcommittee. While in Estonia, Representatives John Garamendi (D-CA), Vicky Hartzer (R-MO), John Shimkus (R-IL), Dave Loebsack (D-IA), Jennifer ...
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CV-22 Ospreys Conduct Training, Facilitate Force Interoperability In Estonia

Monday, September 9 United States Special Operations Forces (USSOF), Estonian Defense Forces (EDF), and the Estonian Defense League (EDL) conducted training exercises in Estonia with visiting CV-22 Ospreys, September 4-8.  The CV-22 Osprey is a tiltrotor aircraft that combines the vertical takeoff, hover, and vertical landing qualities of a helicopter with the long-range, fuel efficiency, ...
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