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On 29 March, the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, and the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia, Nikol Pashinyan, held in Vienna their first meeting under the auspices of the Co-Chairs of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Minsk Group.

The recommitment by the leaders to strengthening the ceasefire and to promoting an environment conducive to peace, as well as their stated readiness to take further steps toward result-oriented negotiations, is encouraging. 


Federica Mogherini, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, met today with the President of the Republic of Iraq, HE Dr Barham Salih, in Tunis, where they both participated at the Summit of the League of Arab States.This was the first meeting between High Representative Mogherini and President Salih since his election as President of the Republic of Iraq in October 2018.


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This meeting of the Quartet for Libya is taking place in a particular moment – just a few weeks before the national conference in which Libyan parties, Libyan interlocutors will find a place, a space for defining themselves their own way forward on the political process.

"Ces derniers jours, les Comores ont été le théâtre de graves tensions politiques et des actes de violence occasionnant des pertes en vies humaines. Ils font suite aux élections tenues le 24 et marquées, selon la déclaration conjointe des missions internationales d’observation électorale, par des irrégularités importantes mettant en doute la transparence et crédibilité du scrutin.


A court in the Crimean peninsula, illegally annexed from Ukraine by Russia, has ruled that all 23 Crimean Tatars detained on 27 March and 28 March will be held in pre-trial detention until 15 May. They are accused of belonging to the organisation Hizb ut-Tahrir, which is banned in Russia but not in Ukraine.

The operation's core mandate is to contribute to the EU's work to disrupt the business model of migrant smugglers and human traffickers in the Southern Central Mediterranean.