On 16 April 2016, a High Level Dialogue (HLD) meeting on migration was held in Accra between Ghana and the European Union (EU). Ms Hanna Tetteh, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ghana and Mr Prosper D.K. Bani, Minister for the Interior, met Mr. Bert Koenders, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, who was visiting Ghana on behalf of the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission, Federica Mogherini.
On Friday, 15th April 2016, the Government of Liberia and the European Union launched the "B" Certificate Teacher Training Program for Junior High teachers, at the Kakata Rural Teachers Training Institute in Kakata, Margibi County. Liberia's Vice President, Joseph Boakai and European Union Ambassador to Liberia, Tiina Intelmann graced the occasion.
COMMITTEE ON DEVELOPMENT AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
Closing statement (as delivered in writing)
Madam Vice-Chair, The EU and its Member States would like to congratulate you and the Chair on your guidance of this Committee. We would also like to extend our thanks to the Secretariat for their hard work in preparation for this Committee as well as for their efforts during the week.
Let me start by saying that I am honoured and proud to pay this first visit here. We were together in the headquarters in Rome few months ago. And we are here exactly one year after we saw the tragic loss of lives in this very same sea - it was on the 18 April last year.
The annual spring meeting of the donor coordination group in support of the Palestinian economy, the Ad Hoc Liaison Committee (AHLC), will be held in Brussels on Tuesday, 19 April. The meeting is hosted by the EU High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini, and presided by the Norwegian Foreign Minister Børge Brende in his capacity as the Chair of the AHLC. Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, Johannes Hahn, will also participate.
The High Representative was today in Lampedusa to visit for the first time a EUNAVFOR MED flagship. The visit in to the vessel ITS Cavour included a briefing on the state of play of the Operation Sophia on site, its work and achievements.