Girls and women have the exclusive right to make decisions about their bodies. None should see their body subjected to any kind of violence or abuse under any circumstances. Female Genital Mutilation is a severe breach of human rights and a dangerous violation of women's physical integrity. Today, we join our voices to say: Enough is enough. Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation.
In his first visit to the Middle East as High Representative, Josep Borrell met HM King Abdullah II of Jordan and Foreign Minister Safadi to discuss regional developments with an important partner on the bilateral and multilateral level.
I would like to thank Foreign Minister Safadi for the warm welcome to Jordan. This is my first visit to the Middle East in my capacity as High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy of the European Union. And I wanted it to be here in Jordan, to showcase our strong partnership on a bilateral and multilateral level.
Today, the United Kingdom leaves the European Union and becomes a third country. While we regret the decision of the United Kingdom to leave our Union, we fully respect this choice and are ready to move forward.
The diplomatic representation of the European Union from now on will be ensured by an EU Delegation, under my authority as High Representative of the Union for Foreign affairs and Security Policy.
New EU rules on short-stay visas apply worldwide from 2 February 2020. They make it easier for legitimate travellers to apply for a visa to come to Europe, facilitating tourism, trade and business, while providing more resources for countering irregular migration risks and threats to internal security.