The security environment in and around Europe has worsened and become more complex. Threats have multiplied. Terrorism, hybrid threats, cyber-attacks or armed conflicts in Europe and our neighbourhood can have a direct impact on the security of European citizens. When it comes to security the core interests of all EU Member States are inseparably linked. Today’s threats do not know borders and no EU Member State can tackle them alone. A European Union that protects is what citizens expect the EU and all Member States to deliver.
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.