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Mr. President,

I have the honour to speak on behalf of the European Union.

The Candidate Countries Turkey, the Republic of North Macedonia[*], Montenegro*, Serbia* and Albania*, the country of the Stabilisation and Association Process and potential candidate Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the EFTA country Iceland, member of the European Economic Area, as well as Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova align themselves with this statement.

First of all, let me congratulate you for your appointment for a second mandate. I think the United Nations are very lucky and can be very grateful to have you at the helm of this big institution. And I wanted to assure you that – and you know that – the European Union and the European Commission always stand by your side.


On 22 June, EUAM Iraq Head of Mission Christoph Buik met with Lt. Gen. Abdul Ameer Al-Shammari, Deputy Head of Joint Operations Command for Iraq (JOC-I) and Head of the Supreme Security Committee for Elections. 

The discussion centred around the Mission’s possible advisory role on issues related to election security for the parliamentary elections slated for 10 October 2021. In a very informative and cordial meeting the issues of cyber-security and command and control were thoroughly considered as priority areas. 

21 июня с. г. в режиме видеоконференции состоялось 16-е заседание членов экспертной сети ЕС — Россия по внешней политике (EUREN), которая была создана в 2016 году в качестве платформы для взаимодействия между экспертами и аналитическими центрами по вопросам внешней политики из России и стран-членов ЕС.