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Indigenous Peoples have been socially, economically, politically and judicially excluded for centuries. The unbalance puts them at a greater risk in the current challenging international landscape. On the Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, the EU extends its solidarity to all indigenous peoples. The EU is acting on the ground to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 and calls for global efforts to protect indigenous peoples.

Charles Michel, President of the European Council, travelled to Beirut on 8 August 2020 to convey EU solidarity with the people in Lebanon after the devastating explosions on 4 August.

Un premier lot d’équipements pour lutter contre la pollution marine a été acheminé par avion cet après-midi depuis l’île de la Réunion. Le Directeur de l’Antenne de la Région Réunion à Maurice, M. Grégory Martin était sur place pour réceptionner le matériel. La Réunion a également dépêché un expert de la Direction de la Mer sud océan Indien (DMSOI) et un officier de liaison qui resteront sur place pendant la durée des opérations afin d’appuyer les autorités mauriciennes.

The EU welcomes the peaceful and democratic conclusion of the electoral process in Guyana and congratulates President Irfaan Ali on his swearing-in. This is an important step towards the consolidation of democracy in the country.

It is essential now that all parties and stakeholders work together diligently to overcome past differences and join efforts in uniting all Guyanese. The EU takes note of President Ali’s inauguration speech, where a commitment to constitutional and electoral reforms was made, and looks forward to its implementation.

8 August is ASEAN Day. The EU and ASEAN have now been partners for more than 40 years and – as the world’s two most advanced regional blocs – we have been cooperating on many fronts.