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Hér má lesa pistil hvar þau Mogherini og Vella útskýra hvers vegna norðurslóðir skipta Evrópu máli.

Introductory Remarks

 Ambassador of the European Union, H.E. Alessandro Mariani

At the European Union Event with Civil society Organisations in Zambia- 3rd May 2016

 

Minister of Community Development and Social Services, Hon. Emerine Kabanshi,

Your Excellencies, Ambassadors from EU Member States represented in Zambia,

Civil Society Representatives,

Distinguished Guests

Dear Friends

The High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy / Vice-President of the Commission, was pleased to welcome Dr Amal Al Qubaisi on 25 April 2016 on the occasion of her visit to Brussels. Sulaiman Al Mazroui, UAE Ambassador to the EU, Abdulaziz Al Zaabi and Dr Saeed Al Mutawa, Members of the FNC, as well as Abdulrahman Ali Humaid Saeed Al Shamsi, assistant secretary general of the FNC, were members of the UAE delegation.

On this day we celebrate the World Press Freedom Day. On the 25th anniversary of the Windhoek Declaration the EU wishes to recall the principle that "the establishment, maintenance and fostering of an independent, pluralistic and free press is essential to the development and maintenance of democracy in a nation, and for economic development".

This year, for the first time, Ambassadors and diplomats from EU Member States are visiting universities across Pakistan to inform students and faculty about the European Union, its bilateral relations with Pakistan as well as the country they are representing.

The Agreement creating the European Economic Area (EEA) entered into force on 1 January 1994. It allows the EEA EFTA States (Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein) to participate in the Internal Market on the basis of their application of Internal Market relevant acquis.

The Northern Dimension is a joint policy between EU, Russia, Norway and Iceland. The ND Policy was initiated in 1999 and renewed in 2006.

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