Statements president Thu, 26 Jul 2018 07:00:09 +0000 Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management en-gb A Declaration to Celebrate 100 Years of Independence of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania and Renewed Partnership The United States of America, the Republic of Estonia, the Republic of Latvia, and the Republic of Lith-uania,

Commemorating the centennial anniversary of independence of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania in 2018,

Marking the beginning of diplomatic relations between the United States of America and Estonia, Lat-via, and Lithuania on July 28, 1922,

Recalling the consistent recognition by the United States of America of the independence of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania including through the Welles Declaration of July 23, 1940,

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Joint Declaration of the Presidents of Georgia and Estonia President of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid and President of Georgia Giorgi Margvelashvili met today in Tbilisi during the State Visit of the President of Estonia to Georgia, celebrating the 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries

In the course of the past 25 years, the two European nations have set a strong foundation for the close and substantive relationship, based on historical ties, shared European values such as democracy, the rule of law and respect for human rights as well as common interests. Estonia firmly supports Georgia's European and Euro-Atlantic aspirations.

Our bonds of history date back already in the 19th century when first Estonians settled in Georgia. After gaining independence in the beginning of 20th century, Georgia and Estonia established respective diplomatic missions. Today, numerous people-to-people contacts, active relations between institutions and frequent high-level visits illustrate the closeness of our bilateral relations in variety of fields.

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Statement by President Kersti Kaljulaid in response to events in Syria The chemical weapons attack carried out by the Assad regime against its own people three days ago was a monstrous crime with no justification whatsoever. The international agreement of 2013 according to which Syria agreed to give up control over its chemical weapons has amounted to nothing more than hot air.

The airstrike against a Syrian military airbase carried out by the US last night is a direct consequence of the chemical attack. The West could not remain indifferent. The use of chemical weapons is in direct violation of everything that we stand for, including international agreements and UN Security Council resolutions. The Syrian crisis cannot be resolved peacefully unless the international community intervenes more decisively. The current course of action has not brought success. War criminals must be brought to justice.

We are exchanging information with the US and other allies and following closely further developments in Syria. We stand together so that these attacks cannot be repeated. We stand together for security. I have convened the National Defence Council for Monday in order to exchange information and discuss developments in Syria.

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Joint Statement of the President of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid and the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko The President of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid and the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko met today in Tallinn during an official visit by the President of Ukraine to Estonia.

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