Estonian formin, UN sec-gen discuss security crisis in Europe

  • 2022-02-02
  • BNS/TBT Staff

TALLINN - Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs Eva-Maria Liimets had a phone call with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday to discuss the security crisis in Europe, and current and future cooperation.

The foreign minister said she was glad that the UN Security Council discussed the situation in Ukraine yesterday, as the issue continues to need extensive and comprehensive attention.

"Russia's actions pose a threat to the security of Europe as a whole and to global peace. This is why I emphasized the need to continue diplomatic efforts to find a peaceful solution to the situation, while remaining ready to give a decisive and strong response in case of a military escalation by Russia. We also consider it crucial to call on Russia to respect international law and the principles of the UN and the OSCE," Liimets said.

In addition to the security situation in Europe, Liimets and Guterres spoke about current and future cooperation in the digital domain.

"Estonia has contributed actively to various UN discussions on digital affairs and cybersecurity and we are happy to boost our cooperation with the UN on these topics even further," the foreign minister said.

She also repeated her invitation to the UN secretary general to visit Estonia.