The EU and Canada mark the 40th anniversary of the European Union in Canada — four decades since the opening of its diplomatic representation in Ottawa, and of the 1976 Framework Agreement for commercial and economic cooperation between the European Communities and Canada.
Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi, Minister of Development and International Cooperation was the guest of honour of a special meeting, jointly organised by Patrizio Fondi, Ambassador of the European Union, and Frank Mollen, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, to which all the EU Ambassadors accredited to the UAE attended on 14 January.
The attack in the heart of Jakarta today is tragic reminder that the threat of terrorism is global and has to be tackled globally.
Our hearts go out to the families and friends of the victims. We stand firm by the Indonesian government and its people in their fight against violence and extremism. I will personally convey my condolences to the Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi - with whom I also spoke a few days ago - in a phone call later today.