Thank you very much. Let me say how glad I am to welcome here today my good friend, Minister of Norway, Minister Brende. We always have good and regular occasions of exchanging on many different foreign affairs issues. And let me say, this is out of the formal context here, that really, in him and in Norway we always find a great partner on the many different challenges we are facing.
Le 19 avril 2016, le Conseil a approuvé la mise en place d'une mission militaire de formation en République centrafricaine (EUTM RCA) en vue de contribuer à la réforme du secteur de la défense dans le pays.
EU Ambassador Jean-François Cautain met Saturday with H.E. Mr Ishaq Dar, Finance Minister of Pakistan and Monday with Honourable Mr Justice Sardar Raza, Chief Election Commissioner of Pakistan. In the meetings the Ambassador handed over the final report on the EU Electoral Follow-up Mission (EFM), which visited Pakistan in February 2016 to discuss the electoral reform process with key stakeholders, based on the fifty recommendations of the EU election observation mission, which was deployed for the May 2013 parliamentary elections.
I chaired this morning the Foreign Affairs Council in the formation of Defence Ministers after a long day yesterday of the Foreign Ministers' meeting, as well as a joint Foreign and Defence Ministers' meeting yesterday evening on Libya.