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35th Session of the Human Rights Council
Geneva, 06-23 June 2017
EU intervention: Clustered Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on internally displaced persons and the Special Rapporteur on poverty

Over 500 high-level representatives from European and Azerbaijani business and government gathered at the EU-Azerbaijan Business Forum on 8 June, and had the opportunity to discuss the current business climate and to establish business relationships, focussing on a large number of sectors that offer opportunities for EU and Azerbaijani companies.


Avropa və Azərbaycanın biznes şirkətlərini və hökumətini təmsil edən 500-dən artıq nümayəndə 8 iyun tarixində Aİ-Azərbaycan Biznes Forumunda bir araya gəlib, cari biznes mühitini müzakirə edəcək və biznes münasibətləri quracaqlar. Aİ və Azərbaycan şirkətlərinə imkanlar açacaq geniş saylı sektorlar isə diqqət mərkəzində duracaqlar.


On the occasion of the World Oceans Day (8 June), Federica Mogherini, the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Karmenu Vella; Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, made the following statement

China is EU's second largest trading partner. Our trade in goods doubled over the last decade to a staggering PHP 750 billion per day!
In last week's Summit our leaders signed numerous agreements and agreed to move forward on trade; state aid control; energy cooperation; connectivity; customs cooperation; research; tourism; maritime affairs; and of course climate change.
"We share a fundamental interest in upholding and strengthening the rules-based international system, we also discussed the issue of human rights today" President Tusk said while EU Trade Commissioner Malmström that "Sound economic development, trade and investment also require respect for the rule of law, with independent lawyers and judges who can operate freely and independently. To conduct business people need to be able to access free and independent information, communicate and discuss."
Good news for our farmers too: EU and China agreed to look into protecting each other's geographical indications where China is making headway with, among many, its Yantai apple, Panjin rice; and Baise Mang Guo (Baise Mango).
We love those too but of course no competition for the Philippines' mangoes.

Green public procurement, an opportunity for growth. Supporting the Government of the Philippines to buy green with the Department of Budget and Management, the Government Procurement Policy Board and the Department of Trade and Industry through the EU

Torture is a crime under international law. It is not effective and cannot be justified at any time and under any circumstances, including during conflict, when national security is under threat or in the fight against terrorism.