The European Commission, through its Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace, has allocated €8.5 million to support Sri Lankan efforts to prevent violent extremism, build community resilience, and promote peace and tolerance.
In light of the continuing unrest and the increase in violent incidents in Hong Kong, it is crucial that all sides exercise restraint, reject all kinds of violence, and take urgent steps to de-escalate the situation.
It is now more vital than ever to engage in a political process of broad-based and inclusive dialogue, involving all key stakeholders.
This year's International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples is dedicated to Indigenous Peoples’ Languages. Around 5,000 of the 7,000 languages spoken in the world are indigenous, and one of them dies every two weeks. The EU invests €500 million every year on education programmes to revitalize these ancient communication tools in 60 countries across the world.
On the invitation of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Maldives, Abdulla Shahid, the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, Federica Mogherini, paid an official visit to the Maldives on 8 August 2019.
The High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, Federica Mogherini, spoke by telephone with the Minister of External Affairs of India, Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, and the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Pakistan, Shah Mahmood Qureshi.