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EU in Johor

The European Union (EU) Delegation to Malaysia organised a trade mission to Johor on 17-19 May, led by H. E. Maria Castillo-Fernandez, Ambassador and Head of the EU Delegation to Malaysia and joined by 11 EU Ambassadors in Malaysia.

The three-day mission aims to provide an open platform for dialogue and cooperation between the European Union and the people of Johor, with a special focus on the areas of trade and investment as well as cultural exchanges.  

Last week, our team participated in the 15th Festival of Cultural Traditions and National Cuisine annually organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan with participation of the foreign diplomatic missions operating in Tashkent.

Today we celebrate the international day of cultural diversity. Since the very start, cultural diversity has been at the core of the European project. Unity in diversity is the motto of our Union, because Europe has never been just one but many. It is thanks to our cultural diversity and our commitment to dialogue that for the last 60 years we have been able successfully to face new challenges and obstacles, to change and progress.


Aujourd’hui, nous célébrons la Journée mondiale de la diversité culturelle. Depuis le tout début, la diversité culturelle a été au cœur du projet européen. L’unité dans la diversité est, d’ailleurs, la devise de notre Union car l’Europe n’a jamais été une mais plurielle.


On 8 May the European Union Delegation in Afghanistan organized its third annual anti-corruption conference, entitled ''Intensifying the Fight against Corruption in Afghanistan''. The Conference was inaugurated and hosted by President Ashraf Ghani at the Presidential Palace, and was chaired by the European Union Special Representative in Afghanistan, Franz Michael Mellbin.