Several reports have emerged of a multiple rocket attack yesterday on and in the vicinity of Camp Hurriya in Iraq, which killed over 20 camp residents and injured a much larger number including Iraqi soldiers guarding the camp.
This attack on unarmed residents constitutes the gravest violation of the Camp's security since October 2013.
We send our condolences to the families and friends of the victims and wish a speedy recovery to those injured.
The European Union Delegation, the Heads of Mission of Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, The United Kingdom and the Heads of Mission of Canada, Norway, Switzerland and of the United States of America issue the following statement in South Sudan:
Following two days of intensive talks in Vienna on the crisis in Syria, High Representative Federica Mogherini expressed the hope that enough common ground exists to begin the UN-led political process which could lead towards a political transition in the country.
The 12th ASEM Foreign Ministers' Meeting will take place on 5-6 November under the theme "Working Together for a Sustainable and Secure Future". It will be chaired by High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy /Vice-President of the European Commission Federica Mogherini and hosted by the Government of Luxembourg.
High Representative Federica Mogherini travelled to Italy for an official visit on Thursday. Mrs Mogherini was received by the President of the Italian Republic, Sergio Mattarella. She also had meetings with the Minster of Foreign Affairs Paolo Gentiloni, the Minister of Defence Roberta Pinotti, the Minister of the Economy Pier Carlo Padoan and the Minister of the Interior Angelino Alfano.
Meeting in Vienna, on October 30, 2015, China, Egypt, the EU, France, Germany, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, the United Nations, and the United States [“the participants”] came together to discuss the grave situation in Syria and how to bring about an end to the violence as soon as possible.
The 12th EU-China Joint Steering Committee on Science and Technology Cooperation took place in Beijing on 30 October 2015 under the co-chairmanship of the European Commission Director General for Research and Innovation Robert-Jan Smits and the Chinese Vice Minister for Science and Technology Cao Jianlin.