From 03 to 06 of June, the Chairman of the European Union Military Committee (CEUMC) General Mikhail Kostarakos, travelled to Singapore to attend the 15th Shangri-La Dialogue 2016 Summit organized by the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) and immediately after paid an official visit to Myanmar.
It is such an honour for me to join this Global Forum. When I think of the speakers in the past editions – from Yitzhak Rabin and Shimon Peres to so many US Presidents – I can only feel humbled, and grateful, for your invitation.
La Turquie a une nouvelle fois été frappée par une attaque terroriste aujourd’hui, à Istanbul. Plusieurs personnes, parmi lesquelles des officiers de police, ont été tuées et de nombreuses autres blessées dans un attentat à la bombe visant un véhicule de police. Nous adressons nos plus sincères condoléances aux familles et aux proches de ceux qui ont trouvé la mort aujourd'hui, et nous souhaitons un prompt rétablissement aux blessés.
Once again Turkey has suffered a terrorist attack in Istanbul today, killing a number of people, several of whom were police officers, and injuring many others in a bomb attack targeting a police vehicle. We extend our sincere condolences to the families and friends of all those killed today and wish a speedy recovery to the injured.
As the European Union, we reiterate our continuing solidarity to Turkey, its government and its people and reaffirm our commitment to work closely together to fight the global threat of terrorism.
Violent attacks on 5th June in the city of Aktobe in Kazakhstan caused several casualties. The European Union extends its sincere condolences to the families of the victims and wishes a prompt recovery to the wounded.
Under the rubric ‘prepare today, survive tomorrow’, UNDP’s EU-BOMNAF project, in collaboration with UNDP’s JICA-BMP project, recently implemented a joint Disaster Risk Management Training programme in Badakhshan. Supported by the project’s Disaster Risk Management Partner, ‘Rescue Global’, the activity was successfully delivered at the key Border Crossing Point (BCP) of Tem-Shegnan, on the Tajikistan-Afghanistan border, from Mon 30 May to Fri 3 Jun 2016. The event was attended by 20 Afghan civilians, 45 Afghanistan Border Police (ABP) and 15 Tajikistan Border Force (TBF) Officers.