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On 3 December 2021, the 7th round of the Political Dialogue between the European Union and Pakistan was held by video conference.

Deputy Secretary of State Wendy R. Sherman and European External Action Service Secretary General Stefano Sannino led the first U.S.-EU high-level consultations on the Indo-Pacific on December 3 in Washington.

You hear the word “disability”. What do you first think of? Some of us may immediately picture a wheelchair. But visible or invisible, born with or developed later in life, many of us know that disability goes beyond mobility and spans over a wide spectrum: visual, hearing, cognitive, motor, chronic illnesses and more. Disability is part of the human experience.

Deputy Secretary of State Wendy R. Sherman and European External Action Service Secretary General Stefano Sannino held the second high-level meeting of the EU-U.S. Dialogue on China on December 2 in Washington. They reviewed the work of the six working groups that were launched since the first high-level meeting in May.

02/12/2021 – HR/VP Blog – For many Europeans, the Mediterranean and the Southern Neighbourhood are mainly about conflicts and migration. But our relations are and must be about so much more. How to make the Mediterranean a place for shared progress was the key question of the Regional Forum of the Union for the Mediterranean and the EU-Southern Neighbourhood Ministerial Meeting that just took place in Barcelona.

On the Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare, the EU commemorates those who have died and suffered from these atrocious weapons and condemns in the strongest terms the use of chemical weapons by anyone, whether a State or non-State actor, anywhere, at any time and under any circumstances, as a violation of international law

30/11/2021 - HR/VP Blog – For years, Venezuela has been gripped by a political stalemate leading to a severe humanitarian crisis. Last Tuesday, our EU Election Observation Mission (EOM) made public its first findings on the country’s regional and municipal elections held on 21 November. To send this mission was a controversial decision, however I am convinced that it will contribute to help find a solution to the Venezuelan crisis through political dialogue.

This weekend the EU held a two-day dialogue in Doha with members of the Taliban declared interim Afghan government (‘the Afghan delegation’). This dialogue does not imply recognition by the EU of the interim government but is part of EU’s operational engagement, in the interest of the EU and the Afghan people.

26/11/2021 – HR/VP Blog – Central Asia plays a crucial role connecting East and West. This week I paid a three-day visit to Tajikistan to see how the EU can strengthen its cooperation with the region, from the post-pandemic recovery, to the water and security nexus and the regional fall out of the crisis in Afghanistan. It is only through sustained engagement that we can achieve sustainable results.