The EU together with Somali authorities and international key partners is engaged in Somalia through an integrated approach based on active diplomacy, support for political change, improving security, development assistance and humanitarian aid.
On the occasion of the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, we pay tribute to the essential role of cultural diversity in Europe and around the world for fostering dialogue, respect, and contributing to sustainable development and growth. Europe is a continent of cultural diversity. Our societies, institutions and laws are the outcome of centuries of exchanges of ideas, values, traditions and memories.
Today, in Eswatini, Chief negotiators Neven Mimica and Robert Dussey met with African Ministers to discuss the African pillar of the future partnership between the EU and 79 countries in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific (ACP).
Dear ladies and gentlemen, dear colleagues, fellow Europeans and friends of Europe:
Good morning to all of you and a warm welcome to the Europe day celebrations. That we gather next to the sea and we enjoy the presence of a Spanish ship from the European Union Maritime Mission ATALANTA off the port of Mogadishu is quite symbolic as we want to set sail for even stronger EU-Somalia relations.