The Presidents of the European Council and Commission and NATO Secretary General on 10 July issued a second Joint Declaration highlighting substantial progress in cooperation between the two organisations since 2016, welcoming EU efforts to boost the Union's security and defence capabilities and agreeing to increase work in the areas of military mobility, counter- terrorism, countering chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear-related risks and the promotion of the women, peace and security agenda. The capabilities developed through the defence initiatives of the EU and NATO should remain coherent, complementary and interoperable, agreed the leaders meeting in Brussels.
Yesterday, in Peshawar, a suicide attack carried out at an electoral campaign event claimed the life of Awami National Party leader Haroon Bilour and tens of others, and injured many more. Our thoughts go to the victims and their families and we express our condolences to them, to the people of Pakistan and to the Pakistani authorities. We understand that an investigation has been launched in order to bring those responsible swiftly to justice.
The Embassies of the United Kingdom, Germany, France, the United States, and the EU Delegation in the Republic of Tajikistan express their common grave concern over the trial of the independent journalist Khairullo Mirsaidov.
Посольства Соединенного Королевства Великобритании, Германии, Франции, Соединенных Штатов Америки в Душанбе и Представительство ЕС в Республике Таджикистан выражают общую серьезную обеспокоенность в связи с судебным процессом независимого журналиста Хайрулло Мирсаидова.