Eesti välispoliitilised eesmärgid: eesti rahva, keele ja kultuuri säilitamine
The Estonian foreign minister, Urmas Reinsalu, on 19 May presented his ministry’s foreign policy strategy at the parliament; according to the document, the country’s foreign policy objectives are “the preservation of the Estonian people, the Estonian language and the Estonian culture through the ages”.
The document Reinsalu presented covers the country’s foreign policy strategy up to 2030, and, according to a press statement by the ministry, it was the first time “a forward-looking comprehensive strategy” had been composed. “It is centred on the idea that all sectoral actions of the state should be included more efficiently in implementing foreign policy, setting objectives and planning instruments,” the ministry said.
The “general foreign policy objectives comprise the preservation of the Estonian people, the Estonian language and the Estonian culture through the ages; reinforcing the sovereignty and independence of the Republic of Estonia in international relations; increasing prosperity in Estonia and protecting the Estonian community abroad, and Estonia’s increasing contribution to global sustainable development”, the foreign ministry added.
“For Estonia, security is and remains a foreign policy priority. Therefore, the first and most important tasks is ensuring and reinforcing security. Estonia’s foreign policy objective is to prevent threats and react flexibly to security threats as they emerge,” Reinsalu said.