High Representative Federica Mogherini and the European Commission today unveiled plans for a new Partnership Framework to mobilise and focus EU action and resources to better manage the external aspects of migration. Under the proposals, the EU will seek tailor-made partnerships with key third countries of origin and transit.
The EU High Representative Federica Mogherini co chaired today in Addis Ababa the African Union and European Commission meeting (c2c) together with the president of the AU, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma. The meeting was attended by Commissioners Thyssen, Dombrovskis, Ansip, Mimica, Bulc and Stylianides.
High Representative Federica Mogherini and Dutch Minister of Defence Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert co-chaired on Friday the informal meeting of Defence Ministers in Amsterdam. The event, organized by the Netherlands EU presidency, was a fruitful occasion to take stock on the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP), with an eye on the ongoing military missions and operations in in the Horn of Africa, the Central African Republic and the Sahel region. The situation in Libya and Afghanistan were also part of the discussion.
Today, the HR/VP Federica Mogherini met with MinisterTedros Adhanom, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Republic of Ethiopia, in Brussels.
The meeting took place following the HR/VP's visit to Addis Ababa last October where they decided to strengthen bilateral relations. Today, both agreed to move forward on EU-Ethiopia's strategic engagement. In this respect, Minister Adhanom also met EU Commissioners Mimica, Stylianides, Avramopoulos, and Vice-president Katainen's team, as well as members of the European Parliament.
The recent unrest in the Oromia and Amhara regions of Ethiopia has caused a considerable number of casualties and only a constructive dialogue among all affected parties can lead to a peaceful and sustainable resolution of such disputes.
Working within the framework of Ethiopia's Constitution, all stakeholders need to continue such a dialogue and refrain from recourse to violence and inflammatory statements.