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Remarks by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini upon arrival at the Foreign Affairs Council

Bruxelles, 10/12/2018 - 10:02, UNIQUE ID: 181210_14
Remarks

Remarks by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini upon arrival at the Foreign Affairs Council

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Good morning.

We will have today a very full day with the Foreign Ministers [of the European Union].

First of all, we will mark a very important anniversary that for us is also a political statement: the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is marked today. We celebrated just a couple of weeks ago with President [of the European Parliament, Antonio] Tajani and Michelle Bachelet [United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights], and they know - all the world knows - that they can count on the European Union to be the strongest supporter for human rights in the world. We know that we have some work to do also at home and we will continue to work on this very strongly.

Today's agenda covers the entire world basically: from Venezuela to Iran, from the Western Balkans to our relations with the African Union.

We will host for a working lunch the Foreign Minister of Ukraine, Pavlo Klimkin, who I met just a few days ago, to discuss the latest developments in the Azov Sea, but also and mainly the support of the European Union to Ukraine, to the Ukrainian people, and to the territorial integrity of the country.

You will forgive me that I keep this doorstep short, I will meet you more at length at the end of the day, which is, as I told you, very intense.

We will also adopt Council conclusions that are important – I just mention the ones on Libya – so you will see the results of this working day later this morning and during the afternoon.

 

Thank you.

 

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