TALLINN - Commenting on Estonia's presidency of the UN Security Council, Minister of Foreign Affairs Urmas Reinsalu said that Estonia is regarded as a reliable state in the world.
"Estonia now holds the presidency of the UN Security Council, and I am sure we'll manage it successfully," Reinsalu wrote on social media. "I already communicated with tens of my colleagues from all continents of the world from Brazil to New Zealand on matters relating to the Security Council during the past week. Estonia is deemed a reliable state, which is great capital in the present global confusion."
"Estonia was the first in the Security Council to raise the issue of the coronavirus posing a threat to security, and we will continue addressing this matter. There is great risk of military force getting used in breach of the UN Charter under the cover of the virus," the minister noted.
Reinsalu will be moderating a high-level meeting "75 Years since the end of the Second World War in Europe: lessons for the prevention of international crimes in the future, the responsibility of the Security Council" as the first special event during the Estonian presidency on May 8.
"The form of this event via a video link, the expected number of participants and the high level of speakers will make this a historical precedent," he said.