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On the International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime, the EU highlights the importance of early action and reinforces its commitment to work towards fully protecting all people from atrocity crimes, to fight violations and to strive to end impunity.

The EU has been informed that Lithuanian shipments are not being cleared through the Chinese customs and that import applications from Lithuania are being rejected. We are in close contact with the Lithuanian government and are gathering information via the EU Delegation in Beijing in a timely manner. We are also reaching out to the Chinese authorities to rapidly clarify the situation.



১৯৪৮ সালে জাতিসংঘে সাধারণ সভায় প্রথম মানবাধিকার চুক্তির মাধ্যমে দ্বিতীয় বিশ্বযুদ্ধের নৃশংসতার তীব্র নিন্দা জ্ঞাপন করার পাশাপাশি এই পৈশাচিক বর্বরতার যেন পুনরাবৃত্তি না হয় তাঁর অঙ্গীকার করা হয়।

The High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission (HR/VP), Josep Borrell and Foreign Minister of Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Co-chaired the 6th round of the EU-Pakistan Strategic Dialogue in Brussels on December 7, 2021.


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I am very happy to welcome you in Brussels, Minister Mahmood Qureshi. Thank you for coming, warm welcome, to this building of the European Union.

Your visit is a very timely visit. We have a lot to discuss, both on our bilateral relations as well as with regard to Afghanistan and other regional developments, which are concerning for both of us.

We will talk about our ongoing cooperation based on the implementation of the Strategic Engagement Plan, and how we can enhance our joint work, especially on security issues.

Today, President Win Myint, State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and Mayor Myo Aung were sentenced to jail terms in Myanmar. Their trial was politically motivated. It represents another step towards the dismantling of the rule of law and a further blatant violation of human rights in Myanmar.


 The text of the following statement was released initially by the Governments of the United States of America, Australia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Denmark, the European Union, Finland, France, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and Ukraine.

We are deeply concerned by reports of summary killings and enforced disappearances of former members of the Afghan security forces as documented by Human Rights Watch and others.


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