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High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini this morning concluded her visit to Azerbaijan, part of her tour of the Eastern Partnership countries after visits to Ukraine and Georgia in November 2015.  The High Representative had meetings with President Ilham Aliyev and Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov yesterday to discuss a range of issues, including the future direction of EU-Azerbaijan relations, current global challenges and perspectives for cooperation in this respect. Today she met the representatives of civil society.

"Les attaques terroristes multiples perpétrées par Daech ce dimanche à Sadr City et à Mahmoudiya, au sud de Bagdad, ont coûté la vie à un grand nombre de personnes et en ont blessé de nombreuses autres qui vaquaient à leurs occupations quotidiennes.

Nous adressons nos condoléances aux familles et aux proches des victimes et souhaitons un rétablissement complet aux personnes blessées lors de ces attentats.

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"The multiple terrorist attacks committed by Daesh on Sunday in Sadr City and in Mahmoudiya, south of Baghdad, have killed a large number of people and wounded many others who were going about their daily business. 
 
We extend our condolences to the families and friends of the victims and wish a full recovery to those injured in the attacks.
 
These attacks are a demonstration of and a clear response to the military setbacks and major territorial losses suffered by Daesh. 
 

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On 22 February 2016, Kristalina Georgieva, Vice-President and EC Commissioner of Budget and Human Resources and co-Chairs of the United Nations High-Level Panel on Humanitarian Financing, and Christos Stylianides, EC Commissioner in charge of Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, attended the event organized in the Vatican by the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences and the High-Level Panel on Humanitarian Financing. 

You are invited to a background press briefing ahead of the Seventh round of EU-Cuba negotiations at the EEAS building, Rond-Point Schuman 9, on Tuesday 1 March at 11.30

Due to limited space, please confirm if you will be able to attend toSimone.Levati@eeas.europa.eu

Accreditation for this briefing will be given on a first-come, first-served basis.

Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,

Let me start by thanking Azerbaijan for hosting this very important meeting, and President Aliyev and the participating countries for attending.

On 23-24 February 2016, Turkey hosted, in Istanbul, the third Somalia High Level Partnership Forum (HLPF) co‐chaired by Somali Federal President, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, and UN DSG Jan Eliasson. President Erdogan also chaired part of the proceedings.

Baku, Azerbaijan, 29 February 2016

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Thank you very much, Elmar. 

Let me say that my first visit to Azerbaijan comes, as you said, at a very important moment in our relationship. We just had an open and very good discussion, not only with you but also with the President [Ilham Aliyev] today. 

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