|Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Estonia |
Estonian: Eesti Vabariigi Välisminister
|Ministry of Foreign Affairs|
|Formation||24 February 1918|
|First holder||Jaan Poska|
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The Minister of Foreign Affairs (Estonian : välisminister) is the senior minister at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Estonian : Eesti Vabariigi Välisministeerium) in the Estonian Government. The Minister is one of the most important members of the Estonian government, with responsibility for the relations between Estonia and foreign states.
The Estonian language is the official language of Estonia, spoken natively by about 1.1 million people: 922,000 people in Estonia and 160,000 outside Estonia. It is a Southern Finnic language and is the second most spoken language among all the Finnic languages.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Estonia is a Cabinet-level governmental agency in Estonia in charge of conducting and designing Estonian Foreign policy.
The Foreign Minister is chosen by the Prime Minister as a part of the government. The current Foreign Minister is Sven Mikser, who took the position on 23 November 2016.
The Prime Minister of Estonia is the head of government of the Republic of Estonia. The prime minister is nominated by the President after appropriate consultations with the parliamentary factions and confirmed by the Parliament. In case of disagreement, the Parliament can reject the President's nomination and choose their own candidate. In practice, since the Prime Minister must maintain the confidence of Parliament in order to remain in office, he is usually the leader of the senior partner in the governing coalition. The current Prime Minister is Jüri Ratas of the Centre Party.
Sven Mikser is an Estonian politician.
|#||Name||Took Office||Left Office||Party|
|1||Jaan Poska||24 February 1918||20 September 1919||Estonian People's Party|
|2||Ants Piip||9 October 1919||18 November 1919||Estonian Labour Party|
|3||Ado Birk||18 November 1919||28 July 1920||Estonian People's Party|
|4||Kaarel Robert Pusta||28 July 1920||30 July 1920|
|5||Ado Birk (2nd term)||30 July 1920||26 October 1920||Estonian People's Party|
|6||Otto Strandman||26 October 1920||14 January 1921||Estonian Labour Party|
|7||Ants Piip (2nd term)||25 January 1921||20 October 1922||Estonian Labour Party|
|8||Aleksander Hellat||28 November 1922||2 August 1923|
|9||Friedrich Akel||2 August 1923||26 March 1924||Christian People's Party|
|10||Otto Strandman (2nd term)||26 March 1924||14 May 1924||Estonian Labour Party|
|11||Kaarel Robert Pusta (2nd term)||6 June 1924||5 October 1925|
|12||Ado Birk (3rd term)||23 October 1925||15 December 1925||Estonian People's Party|
|13||Ants Piip (3rd term)||15 December 1925||23 July 1926||Estonian Labour Party|
|14||Friedrich Akel (2nd term)||23 July 1926||11 November 1927||Christian People's Party|
|15||Aleksander Hellat (2nd term)||11 November 1927||9 December 1927|
|16||Hans Rebane||9 December 1927||4 December 1928||Farmers' Assemblies|
|17||Jaan Lattik||4 December 1928||12 February 1931||Christian People's Party|
|18||Jaan Tõnisson||12 February 1931||19 July 1932||Estonian People's Party|
|19||Mihkel Pung||19 July 1932||1 November 1932||National Centre Party|
|20||August Rei||1 November 1932||18 May 1933||Estonian Socialist Workers' Party|
|21||Ants Piip (4th term)||18 May 1933||21 October 1933||National Centre Party|
|22||Julius Seljamaa||21 October 1933||2 June 1936|
|23||Friedrich Akel (3rd term)||2 June 1936||9 May 1938|
|24||Karl Selter||9 May 1938||12 October 1939|
|25||Ants Piip (5th term)||12 October 1939||21 June 1940|
|26||August Rei||18 September 1944||25 September 1944|
|Aleksander Warma (in exile)||1953||1963|
|August Koern (in exile)||1964||1982|
|Elmar Lipping (in exile)||1982||1990|
|Olev Olesk (in exile)||1990||1992|
|27||Lennart Meri||11 April 1990||24 March 1992||Popular Front of Estonia|
|28||Jaan Manitski||6 April 1992||21 October 1992||(none)|
|29||Trivimi Velliste||21 October 1992||7 January 1994||Pro Patria Union|
|30||Jüri Luik||8 January 1994||17 April 1995||Pro Patria Union|
|31||Riivo Sinijärv||17 April 1995||6 November 1995||Estonian Coalition Party|
|32||Siim Kallas||6 November 1995||22 November 1996||Estonian Reform Party|
|33||Toomas Hendrik Ilves||2 December 1996||14 October 1998||Social Democratic Party|
|34||Raul Mälk||14 October 1998||25 March 1999||(none)|
|35||Toomas Hendrik Ilves (2nd term)||25 March 1999||28 January 2002||Social Democratic Party|
|36||Kristiina Ojuland||28 January 2002||10 February 2005||Estonian Reform Party|
|37||Rein Lang||21 February 2005||13 April 2005||Estonian Reform Party|
|38||Urmas Paet||13 April 2005||17 November 2014||Estonian Reform Party|
|39||Keit Pentus-Rosimannus||17 November 2014||16 July 2015||Estonian Reform Party|
|40||Marina Kaljurand||16 July 2015||12 September 2016||Independent|
|41||Jürgen Ligi||12 September 2016||23 November 2016||Estonian Reform Party|
|42||Sven Mikser||23 November 2016||Incumbent||Social Democratic Party|
Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
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