The United States and the European Union stand together in sharing our deepest condolences and support for the families and friends of the victims of today’s terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka. Terrorism has no place in our world.
Everyone should be free to practice their own faith without fear. The European Union and the United States jointly support Sri Lankans and all those who desire to peacefully live their lives according to their beliefs.
The Council today adopted a set of conclusions concerning the implementation by the EU of the United Nations' 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development, which was established in 2015 and comprises a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Given the horizontal nature of the 2030 Agenda, its implementation requires a cross-policy approach by the EU and its member states. Earlier this year, the Commission published a reflection paper "Towards an ever more sustainable Union by 2030," to which the conclusions are a response.
The Delegation of the European Union (EU) issues the following statement in agreement with the Embassies of France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Romania and the UK High Commission, the Embassies of Norway and Switzerland, as well as the High Commissions of Canada and Australia.