Before I start, let me make a short point on the sad news that reached us during the [Foreign Affairs] Council: the attack on the World Food Programme convoy in Goma, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
22 February 2021, New York – European Union Statement delivered by EEAS Managing Director for Africa Rita Laranjinh to the UN Security Council on the situation in Somalia and the mandate extension of AMISOM
The European Union commends the decision of the civilian-led Transitional Government of Sudan to move ahead with the exchange rate reform, which is an important step for the country’s economic recovery.
The reform will pave the way for debt relief, including enhancing Sudan’s ability to reach the Decision Point under the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) Initiative. This is the moment when the country is about to successfully complete key structural reforms, agreed with the IMF and the World Bank, and may begin receiving interim debt relief.
22 February 2021, New York - Intervention on behalf of the European Union by Mr Koen Doens, Director General of the European Commission's Department for International Cooperation, at the Virtual Africa Regional Review Meeting in preparation for the 5th United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries, Session 1: Ministerial Dialogue: Lessons Learned and Building Back Better.
The Council today adopted conclusions on the EU’s priorities in UN human rights fora in 2021. The conclusions reaffirm the EU’s commitment to respect, protect and fulfil human rights, democracy and the rule of law and to stand united in support of the UN human rights system as a cornerstone of its external action.