Posts tagged as Sven Mikser

Foreign minister travelling to US to meet anti-terror coalition colleagues

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Minister of Foreign Affairs Sven Mikser (SDE) is flying to the United States today Tuesday, where he will participate in a meeting discussing the state of the fight against terrorism in Syria and Iraq. Mr Mikser will meet with colleagues of the member states of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS in Washington, D.C. as well as with Senator Jim Risch, chair of the Senate’s foreign relations committee, and Senator…

Estonian minister: Democracies have not been able to deal with post-truth world

Saturday, December 29, 2018

One of the reasons behind the wave of populism that has engulfed countries of the West is the inability of democracies to deal with the post-truth world and an information space functioning in a new way, Estonian Foreign Minister Sven Mikser told BNS in an end-of-year interview. “I believe that the complete change in the information space that we live in plays a very big role in this,” Mikser said…

NATO open door policy set to continue says foreign minister

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Foreign minister Sven Mikser (SDE) was at a meeting of NATO foreign ministers in Brussels on Wednesday, focussing on moving forward the alliance’s relationship with the Western Balkan nations and looking at opportunities in support of Afghanistan. Sven Mikser stated the representatives reaffirmed NATO’s commitment to its open door policy. “Macedonia and Greece have demonstrated good will in trying to solve the Macedonia name dispute,” said Mr Mikser, referring to…

Estonia to continue development cooperation with Afghanistan

Friday, November 30, 2018

Minister of Foreign Affairs Sven Mikser (SDE) attended a ministerial conference on Afghanistan in Geneva on Wednesday to discuss the security situation in Afghanistan after the local parliamentary elections. The meeting also debated how the international community can support Afghanistan’s efforts towards peace and reconciliation. Mikser affirmed that Estonia will continue its support of the country through development cooperation. The conference’s resounding message was that the peace process must be…

Formin at UN meeting: Estonia wishes to share experience in e-governance

Friday, October 19, 2018

Estonian Foreign Minister Sven Mikser on Thursday gave a speech at the plenary meeting of the UN General Assembly on the effect of swift technological changes on implementing the UN’s sustainable development goals, and pointed out that Estonia wishes to continue sharing on an international level its experience with e-governance. “If we wish to attain the UN’s sustainable development goals, the world cannot avoid digitalization. New technologies have to be seen as…

Russia’s behavior sets limits to communication with it

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Estonian Foreign Minister Sven Mikser has assumed an indirectly opposing stance to European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, commenting on the latter’s pro-Russia statement by saying that the behavior of the current leadership of Russia is setting limits to communication with Moscow. “The strength of the European Union lies in respecting democracy, the rule of law and fundamental freedoms. The fact that the leaders of today’s Russia do not share the…

Estonian Foreign Minister Sven Mikser is visiting Great Britan

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Estonian Foreign Minister Sven Mikser is visiting Great Britan on Wednesday, where he will meet with his British counterpart Boris Johnson. The two ministers are set to discuss cooperation between Estonia and Britain, the forthcoming NATO foreign ministers meeting to be held on Friday, the NATO summit to be held in July, the Salisbury case and the situation in Syria, spokespeople for the Estonian Foreign Ministry said. In addition, Mikser…