The Foreign Affairs Committee is one of the eleven standing committees of the Riigikogu that deal with legislation and parliamentary supervision. The Foreign Affairs Committee participates in shaping the foreign policy and working out the positions on foreign relations of the Republic of Estonia, and exercises supervision over the foreign policy activities of the Government.
The Foreign Affairs Committee deals with draft legislation concerning foreign relations, ratification of bilateral and multilateral foreign agreements and accession to international conventions.
The Foreign Affairs Committee discusses Estonia's relations with other states and international organisations and maintains contacts with foreign affairs committees of the parliaments of other countries. The Committee regularly meets with the representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other institutions and non-governmental organisations dealing with foreign policy, and initiates draft Acts and resolutions when necessary.