Mr Peter Dahlin, an EU citizen and founder of China Urgent Action Working Group, a human rights NGO operating in China, was arrested on January 4th as he prepared to board a flight from Beijing. He has been detained ever since. The EU expects a swift resolution of this case in accordance with international human rights standards.
On Thursday and Friday, High Representative/Vice President Federica Mogherini attended a number of high-level events at the World Economic Forum in Davos.
On Thursday, she acted as moderator at the session 'Informal Gathering of World Economic Leaders: Stabilising the Middle East', which looked at how to better coordinate the work of the international community in the region.
High Representative/Vice President Federica Mogherini condemned today’s ‘cowardly’ attack on Bacha Khan University in Pakistan, which came a year after the deadly attack on the Peshawar Army School.
“Another attack against the innocent, the youth and the very future of Pakistan,” she said. “An attack on a place of study is not only cowardly, but it is also an attack on all of us who believe in the power and the importance of education.”
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations between China and the European Union, the TV channel CCTV Français – as part of China Central Television – and Shanghai Far East Publishing, are organising a gathering on the new book “Crossover, China-EU”, on January 21st 2016 at the Delegation of the European Union in China.
HighRepresentative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini met this evening with Prime Minister of Lebanon, Tammam Salam, at the margins of the World Economic Forum in Davos.
The High Representative and the Prime Minister discussed topics of common concern such as the Syria crisis, the impact of refugees, the fight against terrorism and the tensions in the region. HR/VP Mogherini highlighted the EU long-standing commitment to Lebanon, and the strong determination to further enhance cooperation.