On Thursday, 28 May, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/ Vice-President of the European Commission Josep Borrell held a phone call with the Commissioner of the African Union Peace and Security Commission Smail Chergui.
The High Representative and Commissioner Chergui exchanged views on the latest developments on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam. Resolving the Nile dispute is a matter of stability for the whole region.
The Ambassadors of the European Union and the United States of America and the High Commissioners of the Republic of South Africa and the United Kingdom take note of the termination of the 4x4 coalition Government of the Kingdom of Lesotho in a consensual decision of the National Assembly.
As the coronavirus pandemic spreads around the world, the European Union and its Member States have observed cyber threats and malicious cyber activities targeting essential operators in Member States and their international partners, including in the healthcare sector. Since the beginning of the pandemic, significant phishing and malware distribution campaigns, scanning activities and distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks have been detected, some affecting critical infrastructures that are essential to managing this crisis.
The President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen and the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission Josep Borrell participated in the EU-G5 Sahel videoconference. The videoconference provided an opportunity to reaffirm the EU's support to the region, including in facing the coronavirus pandemic and its impact. On this occasion, the European Commission announced an additional €194 million to support the security, stability and resilience in the Sahel.
The members of the European Council and the Member States of the G5 Sahel, through the President of the European Council and the President of the European Commission on the one hand, and the Presidents of the G5 Sahel countries on the other hand, have decided to adopt this declaration in order to reaffirm their joint commitment to the security, stability and development of the Sahel.