"President Biya's decision to stop military court proceedings against several leaders and activists of political parties and movements, including the “Mouvement pour la renaissance du Cameroun” and its president, Maurice Kamto, represents an important gesture of appeasement .
High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini held a phone conversation today with the Foreign Minister of Cyprus, Nikos Christodoulides.
In their discussion, they deplored Turkey’s further drilling activities 45 nm off the southern coast of Cyprus. Turkey’s actions come at a moment when intensified efforts are ongoing for the resumption of Cyprus settlement talks under the auspices of the United Nations Secretary General. It remains crucial to ensure a conducive environment for these talks.
The protests that erupted in Baghdad this week and spread to other parts of Iraq and the escalation into violence yesterday reportedly left over a dozen protestors dead and hundreds of people injured. In this context, the EU expects the Iraqi security forces to exercise maximum restraint in the handling of the protests, and protesters to keep protests peaceful.
Thank you very much, Madame Prime Minister [of the Republic of Moldova], Maia [Sandu]. It is a pleasure for me to be in Chisinau for my first visit in my current capacity and my second visit after – as you rightly said – five years, one month and a couple of days, and just three days after a very successful Association Council that you chaired in Brussels, together with a large number of Ministers.