We express our alarm at reports of widespread incidents of violence and intimidation, some of which were witnessed by our teams in Kogi. There are reports of fatalities and people missing, including INEC staff. Our thoughts are with all victims and their families.
Presidential elections in Sri Lanka took place on Saturday 16 November. The election campaign and process have unfolded in an overall peaceful environment, despite reports of a few violent incidents. This confirms the stability of the democratic institutions and attachment of the Sri Lankan people to their fundamental rights and freedoms after the brutal Easter Sunday terrorist attacks.
H.E. Mr Vincent Degert, Ambassador of the European Union to the Republic of Seychelles co-hosted a reception with Rear Admiral Armando Paolo Simi, Force Commander of EU NAVFOR Somalia, to celebrate the participation of EUNAVFOR Somalia in CUTLASS EXPRESS 19.2 exercise in Seychelles.