We will have a discussion tonight on Ukraine and Russia with the Heads of State and Government. What I can tell you now is obviously that any kind of decision will have to be taken only on the basis of the situation on the ground, as we have already said several times, and only linked to the implementation of the Minsk Agreements in full.
The European Union (EU) and Japan concluded today in Brussels their seventh round of negotiations toward a Strategic Partnership Agreement. The three-day discussions were constructive and detailed.
The EU side was headed by Julian Wilson, head of the Japan, Korea, Australia and New Zealand Division at the European External Action Service, while Keiichi Hara, director of the European Policy Division at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, led the Japanese side.
The objective of the European Union Visitors Program (EUVP) is to enable young leaders, potential leaders and multipliers from non-EU Member States to obtain first-hand impressions of the Union's policies, institutions and achievements and to increase the mutual understanding between professionals from non-EU countries and their EU counterparts.
"Avec l’attaque qui frappe Tunis aujourd'hui, les organisations terroristes visent une fois de plus les pays et peuples de la région méditerranéenne.
Cela renforce notre détermination à coopérer plus étroitement avec nos partenaires pour faire face à la menace terroriste. Ce défi commun a fait partie des discussions que j'ai eues hier encore, à Bruxelles, avec le Ministre des affaires étrangères Taieb Baccouche.
The death of two Dutch peacekeepers from the Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) in northern Mali, , extends the long list of those who sacrificed their lives for the return of peace in the country.
On this occasion, I extend my deepest condolences to the Government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and to the families of the two peacekeepers, who lost their lives in this tragic accident.