Hoy en Bruselas me reuní con el Ministro de Relaciones Exteriores de Chile, Sr. Andrés Allamand. Durante nuestra conversación, recordé el compromiso de la Unión Europea de fortalecer la asociación de larga data entre la UE y Chile basada en nuestros valores compartidos. En este contexto, aseguré al canciller Allamand la disposición de la Unión Europea para acompañar a Chile y su pueblo en el momento histórico de este proceso constitucional.
Today in Brussels, I met with Minister of Foreign Affairs of Chile, Mr Andrés Allamand. During our conversation, I recalled the European Union’s commitment to strengthen the long-standing EU-Chile partnership based on our shared values. In this context, I assured Foreign Minister Allamand of the readiness of the European Union to accompany Chile and its people in the historical moment of this constitutional process.
The European Union Advisory Mission in Iraq (EUAM Iraq) was launched in October 2017 in response to a request by the Iraqi government. The request from the Iraqi government came out after the defeat of Da’esh in 2015 (the Islamic State) and the need to achieve lasting peace, stability and security in Iraq, Syria and the wider region. The EU reaffirmed its commitment to supporting Iraq and mobilised political, security and development resources to the region.
At the request of the Central African Government request, the EU established on 9 December 2019 a civilian advisory mission to assist and support the authorities on a strategic level in the reform of the Central African civilian security sector. The core of the Mission’s mandate is to provide strategic advice to the Central African Ministry of Interior and Public Security and to the Internal Security Forces. The Mission supports the establishment of coherent and accountable security providers, under full national ownership.
In 2013-2014, the events of the Euromaidan ‘Revolution of Dignity’ aroused legitimate distrust of the Ukrainian people in their civilian security sector bodies, with a series of violent events involving protesters, riot police, and unknown shooters in the capital, Kyiv. That is why the Ukrainian government reached out to the EU for support to reform the law enforcement agencies and re-establish trust with the people. In December 2014, EUAM Ukraine was created and international advisors were brought to the country from Europe to advise on security, police, judiciary, prosecution, anti-corruption and human rights.
The European Union Integrated Border Management Assistance Mission in Libya (EUBAM Libya) was established in 2013 to support the capacity of Libyan authorities to enhance the security of their land, sea and air borders in the short term and to develop a broader Integrated Border Management (IBM) strategy in the long term. EUBAM is complementary to the UN-Mission (UNSMIL), established in 2011 at the request of the Libyan authorities to support the country's new transitional authorities in their post-conflict efforts.
Since 2007, EUBAM Rafah has continued its cooperation with the Palestinian General Administration for Borders and Crossings, delivering and coordinating strategic advice, training and equipment. The Mission maintains a readiness to redeploy to the Rafah Crossing Point once the political and security situation allows.