On 13-14 October Thailand hosted the 21st ASEAN-EU Ministerial Meeting which brought together Foreign Ministers from EU and ASEAN countries. In a joint declaration they pledged to continue to work together on a range of issues ahead of the 40th anniversary of relations between the two blocs in 2017.
The European Union and its Member States hold a strong and principled position against the death penalty, in all circumstances and for all cases. This position stems from the universal and fundamental right to life. It is also embedded in “human dignity” of every human being, even of someone who has committed the most atrocious crime.
The European Union and the Government of Afghanistan today (Wednesday 5 October) co-host the Brussels Conference on Afghanistan. This will gather more than 70 countries and 20 International Organisations and agencies, to provide a platform for the government of Afghanistan to set out its vision and track record on reform.