Political tension surrounding the review of the draft electoral law in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and violent demonstrations in Kinshasa and other cities which have claimed many victims are threatening the stability of the country.
All political forces must seek a consensus which will ease the situation and enable a return to calm.
Today HRVP Mogherini met with the Secretary General of the League of Arab States (LAS), Dr. Nabil El Araby, in Brussels. During their first bilateral meeting, HR/VP F. Mogherini and the LAS Secretary General N. El Araby discussed the current situation in the Arab world, focusing on Libya, Iraq, Syria, the Middle East Peace Process and notably the terrorist threat posed by Da'esh in Syria and Iraq. Both leaders also signed a Memorandum of Understanding furthering cooperation between the EEAS and the LAS.
The first formal meeting of EU foreign ministers of 2015 was dominated by discussions on how to fight terrorism in the wake of the Paris attacks and recent Boko Haram atrocities in Nigeria as well as a discussion on the EU's future relations with Russia.
Thank you very much for the memories. For the warm welcome, and also for the joint invitation. It's a pleasure to be back here in Brookings. Actually, I was in, I think, in another room next door less than a year ago. It's a pleasure to meet again, friends. Not only at Brookings. I have to say, my student, a fellow in 2007, was one of the best and most important experiences of my life, and I would say that shows that the fellowship works.
The EU-Kazakhstan Enhanced Partnership and Cooperation Agreement was initialed in Brussels on 20 January 2015.
This agreement will greatly facilitate stronger political and economic relations between Kazakhstan and the EU. It will increase the flow of trade, services and investment between the parties and will contribute to Kazakhstan's political and social development.
The initialing of the Agreement is an important step towards its eventual signature and subsequent implementation.
Fighting in Sana’a since yesterday, especially around the Presidential palace, the targeting of Prime Minister Bahah's convoy and the attempt to besiege the Republican Palace where the Prime Minister held meetings clearly aim at derailing Yemen’s democratic transition under the Gulf Cooperation Council Initiative.
Brussels, 19 January 2015 – High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the Commission Federica Mogherini met today with Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida in Brussels.