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The High Representative was today in Lampedusa to visit for the first time a EUNAVFOR MED flagship. The visit in to the vessel ITS Cavour included a briefing on the state of play of the Operation Sophia on site, its work and achievements.


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. 

The annual spring meeting of the donor coordination group in support of the Palestinian economy, the Ad Hoc Liaison Committee (AHLC), will be held in Brussels on Tuesday, 19 April. The meeting is hosted by the EU High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini, and presided by the Norwegian Foreign Minister Børge Brende in his capacity as the Chair of the AHLC. Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, Johannes Hahn, will also participate.

La haute représentante s'est rendue à Lampedusa afin de visiter pour la première fois un navire amiral de l'EUNAVFOR MED. Lors de la visite du porte-avions Cavour, elle a été informée de l’état d’avancement de l’opération Sophia et de ses résultats.




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.

L'objectif est de fournir aux parties prenantes (c'est-à-dire la délégation de l'Union européenne,
le gouvernement mauritanien, les organisations de la société civile et les autres partenaires (techniques et financiers), une photographie dynamique" de la société civile pour leur permettre une meilleure compréhension des différentes catégories d'acteurs, des enjeux, des forces et faiblesses ainsi que la vocation au partenariat avec les autres catégories d'acteurs mauritaniens.