Today, High Representative/Vice President Josep Borrell met with Juan Guaidó, President of the National Assembly of Venezuela. They discussed the further aggravation of the situation in Venezuela.
They referred to the ongoing acts by the Government against the democratic functioning of the National Assembly and its members. They both underlined the urgent need for a concerted approach both amongst the actors in Venezuela and within the international community for a meaningful political process.
The announcement of the formation of the new Government in Lebanon is an essential step towards ensuring that the country can address the multiple crises affecting it.
The incoming Lebanese Government must swiftly tackle the acute economic challenges and enact structural reforms to respond to the needs and expectations of the Lebanese people. Appropriate protection must be guaranteed to more vulnerable groups of the society.
These days in foreign policy we understandably spend a lot of time dealing with crises, from Libya to Iran, Iraq, the Sahel and beyond. At the same time, it is critical to take time out and address longer-term strategic issues. The future of space is one and I was glad that on 21 January I could open the 12th European space conference.
My first visit outside the European Union in my capacity as High Representative took me to India. Over the course of two days, I met with members of the Indian government and addressed the annual Raisina Dialogue – India’s flagship conference on geopolitics and geo-economics.