The EU and Canada mark the 40th anniversary of the European Union in Canada — four decades since the opening of its diplomatic representation in Ottawa, and of the 1976 Framework Agreement for commercial and economic cooperation between the European Communities and Canada.
The attack in the heart of Jakarta today is tragic reminder that the threat of terrorism is global and has to be tackled globally.
Our hearts go out to the families and friends of the victims. We stand firm by the Indonesian government and its people in their fight against violence and extremism. I will personally convey my condolences to the Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi - with whom I also spoke a few days ago - in a phone call later today.