The EU stands by the Egyptian people and government in their fight against Daesh, an important part of the broader fight against Daesh in the region. To the families of the soldiers, we send our condolences.
The European Union welcomes the agreement today in Kigali, Rwanda, on a global phase-down of climate-warming hydrofluorocarbon gases (HFCs). These manmade substances which are used mainly in refrigeration and air-conditioning equipment, have a global warming effect up to 15,000 times greater than carbon dioxide and are the fastest growing source of greenhouse gas emissions.
Today's agreement represents a significant step forward in implementing the Paris Agreement on climate change, which will legally enter into force next month.