Thank you very much. It is a pleasure for me to be in Jeddah, for the second time in an official visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in the last year. We meet very often in multilateral meetings and regional events, but it is always a pleasure for me to back for an official visit. I understand that it is also a special time, on the eve of GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) Summit that is going to be particularly important. So I am particularly glad to be here in this moment.
Komisioni Evropian (KE) dhe qeveria e Kosovës mbajtën takimin e tyre të fundit në kuadër të Dialogut për Procesin e Stabilizim Asociimit (DPSA) më 31 maj. Ky takim u përqendrua në çështjet ekonomike dhe financiare, statistika dhe kontroll financiar. Me hyrjen në fuqi të MSA-së në mes të BE-së dhe Kosovës, korniza e dialogut do të reformohet – diskutimet do të zhvillohen në kuadër të kornizës së Komiteteve për MSA.
The sentence against Ali Salman, Secretary-General of Al Wefaq political society, was increased from 4 to 9 years imprisonment by a Bahraini Court of Appeal on 30 May 2016. Contrary to the first instance ruling, the Court of Appeal retained the charge of "seeking to overthrow by force the monarchy and change the political system”.
First of all let me say that is really an honour and a big pleasure to welcome you here Adel [bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Saudi Arabia], just one month and a half after my last visit to Jeddah where I had the chance of meeting not only with you on our bilateral issues but also with the GCC secretariat. I would also like to thank the GCC secretariat for the work done in preparation of this Ministerial meeting. And that is really with gratitude that I welcome you here. I am really delighted that you came to Brussels after so many years to co-chair our Ministerial meeting this year. It has been an important meeting.
The 21st edition of the European Diplomatic Programme (EDP) ‘Together for Europe’s Recovery’ will start during the German Presidency in September 2020 and conclude during the Portuguese Presidency in June 2021.