Estonian formin to participate in high-level opening week of UN General Assembly

  • 2021-09-20
  • BNS/TBT Staff

TALLINN – From Monday to Thursday, Estonian Foreign Minister Eva-Maria Liimets will participate in the opening week of the 76th session of the UN General Assembly, which will bring together world heads of state and government, ministers and representatives of international organizations.

The United Nations was established 76 years ago to ensure international peace and security, protect human rights and promote economic and social development in the world. "Even today, the role of the United Nations in tackling global challenges in a world of unrest is crucial. Therefore, I am pleased to take part in a number of discussions in order to find common solutions to these concerns and to address key issues in global politics in bilateral meetings also with colleagues from countries further away from Estonia," Liimets said.

"It is always a priority for Estonia to stand up for the security of our region, but we also understand the impact of the crises of the rest of the world on our region. That is why we emphasize the potential of a small country to be a valued player and leader in the international arena -- we have clearly demonstrated this as an elected member of the UN Security Council. For example, last week, together with Norway, we successfully concluded negotiations on the extension of the mandate of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan -- the resolution was adopted by 15 votes in favor. Furthermore, it cannot be overlooked that Estonia brought cyber security to the official agenda of the Security Council for the first time," she added.

Due to the pandemic, several meetings are taking place virtually.