On this first International Day commemorating the victims of acts of violence based on religion or belief, we pay tribute to all those around the world who lost their lives and suffered attacks because of their religion or belief. Persecution as a response to religious belief or affiliation, or lack thereof, is a violation of international law and requires joint work to combat it.
L’Union européenne et le Canada rappellent leurs relations étroites avec Hong Kong en vertu du principe «un pays, deux systèmes» et l’importance qu’ils attachent au maintien de sa stabilité et de sa prospérité.
In light of the continuing unrest and the increase in violent incidents in Hong Kong, it is crucial that all sides exercise restraint, reject all kinds of violence, and take urgent steps to de-escalate the situation.
It is now more vital than ever to engage in a political process of broad-based and inclusive dialogue, involving all key stakeholders.
Face à la persistance des troubles et à l’accroissement des faits de violence à Hong Kong, il est essentiel que toutes les parties fassent preuve de retenue, rejettent toute forme de violence et prennent des mesures urgentes afin d'apaiser la situation.
With European prosperity and Asian peace and security closely connected, the European Union has decided to strengthen its security cooperation in and with Asia. This is also in line with the steps taken by the EU in the past years to strengthen its role as a global security provider.
As we mark the International Criminal Justice Day, the European Union reaffirms its longstanding support towards the international criminal justice system and in particular its unwavering commitment to the International Criminal Court (ICC), as part of the EU's wider commitment to a rules-based international order.