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Following up on our useful talks last Monday in Vienna to discuss an array of issues relating to Libya, the Libyan Prime Minister Serraj has written to request rapid EU support contributing to the training of the Libyan Navy and Coast Guard, as well as the security service. This is an important  development that I will discuss with Ministers at tomorrow's meeting of the Foreign Affairs Council with a view to making this operational as soon as possible so as to support the Libyans with the many challenges that need facing.


Dans le prolongement des discussions constructives que nous avons menées lundi dernier à Vienne sur une série de questions relatives à la Libye, le Premier ministre libyen, M. al-Sarraj, a écrit pour demander un soutien rapide de l'UE visant à contribuer à la formation de la marine et des garde‑côtes libyens ainsi que des services de sécurité.


Mr Binali Yıldırım was nominated as the new Prime Minister of Turkey today. We congratulate him for the nomination that comes at an important moment not only for Turkey, but also for the EU-Turkey relationship.
We look forward to continuing to work together on common regional and international challenges, and to further implement all aspects of our joint partnership, as agreed at the first EU-Turkey summit last November and in the EU-Turkey Statement from 18 March. 

Heads of Mission of the European Union resident in Bangladesh called today on the Honourable
Foreign Minister, H.E. Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali MP.

On 19 May the Homyel Regional Court passed a death sentence against Siarhei Vostrykau. This is the third new death sentence passed by a Belarusian court in 2016. It also follows the execution of Syarhey Iwanow in April as well as confirmation by the Belarusian Supreme Court of three further death sentences originally handed down in previous years.


Le 19 mai, le tribunal régional de Homiel a prononcé une condamnation à la peine de mort à l'encontre de M. Siarhei Vostrykau. C'est la troisième fois qu'un tribunal biélorusse prononce une condamnation à mort en 2016. Cette condamnation fait également suite à l'exécution de M. Siarhei Ivanou en avril et à la confirmation, par la Cour suprême de Biélorussie, de trois autres condamnations à la peine de mort prononcées ces dernières années.


The European Union values Kenya's long history of hosting hundreds of thousands of refugees, providing protection to those fleeing persecution, conflicts and other forms of life-threatening insecurity.  It is important for the Government of Kenya to maintain its global leadership in this regard.

Against this background, the announcement by the Government of Kenya to close the Dadaab refugee camps and to disband its Department of Refugee Affairs is a matter of concern.


L'Union européenne apprécie le fait que le Kenya accueille depuis longtemps des centaines de milliers de réfugiés et apporte une protection aux personnes qui fuient les persécutions, les conflits et d'autres formes d'insécurité qui mettent en danger la vie humaine. Il importe que le gouvernement kényan continue à jouer un rôle moteur à cet égard à l'échelle mondiale.


The project assists the Department of Education to provide school buidings, furniture and fittings, water and sanitation and electricity to under-resourced schools.