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In Pristina for talks with leading political figures and civil society, the EU High Representative Federica Mogherini stressed the need for all Kosovo to unite behind the European agenda. "Kosovo is Europe", she said, and it is important to continue on the long road to European integration.

Communiqué conjoint
1.    Un dialogue de Haut Niveau sur les migrations s'est déroulé le 16 avril 2016 à Abidjan entre le Ministre des Affaires Etrangères de la République de Côte d'Ivoire, S.E.M Abdallah Albert Toikeusse Mabri et le Ministre des Affaires étrangères des Pays-Bas, S.E.M. Bert Koenders, en visite en Côte d'Ivoire au nom de la Haute représentante de l'Union européenne pour les Affaires Etrangères et la politique de Sécurité et vice-présidente de la Commission européenne, Mme Federica Mogherini.


  1. 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.



17th Session

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.

Lampedusa, 15 April 2016
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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.