Today's lethal attack by Al-Shabaab against an African Union base in southern Somalia is another attempt to undermine a political process towards a stable and secure Somalia and a population desiring a life in peace.
The EU expresses its condolences to the victims and their families in Somalia and in Kenya. The EU is a staunch supporter of AMISOM and the Somali security forces. They provide the necessary security for any of the key political processes to be sustainably achieved in Somalia.
The policy of the European Union towards the North African and Middle Eastern countries seeks to encourage political and economic reform in each individual country in due respect for its specific features and regional cooperation among the countries of the region themselves and with the EU.
تهدف سياسة الاتحاد الأوروبي تجاه دول شمال إفريقيا والشرق الأوسط إلى تشجيع الإصلاح السياسي والاقتصادي في كل بلد على حدة مع الاحترام الواجب لسماته الخاصة و التعاون الإقليمي بين دول المنطقة نفسها ومع الاتحاد الأوروبي.
The EU's main objective in Asia is to help engender the political and social stability of the region, promoting policies to assist in maintaining as much as possible its high rates of economic growth, also for the benefit of Europe's own economy and citizens.
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The emergence of Asia is of global significance. Getting EU relations right with this diverse and dynamic region is one of the major challenges facing Europe.