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The EU profoundly regrets the decision by the Venezuelan authorities to declare the EU Head of Delegation in the country as persona non grata. This will only lead to further international isolation of Venezuela.

We call for this decision to be reversed.

Venezuela will only overcome its ongoing crisis through negotiation and dialogue, to which the EU is fully committed but which this decision undermines directly.

24 February 2021, New York - Statement on behalf of the European Union by EEAS Africa Managing Director, Rita Laranjinha, at the UN Security Council virtual meeting on the Central African Republic

Ladies and Gentlemen,

It is with great pleasure that I greet you on behalf of the European Union.

It is important and timely to acknowledge the work of the Maritime Technology Cooperation Center - MTCC Caribbean - in addressing the challenges and opportunities in climate action within the maritime sector and its continued efforts in building regional capacity for the implementation of the MARPOL convention and the decarbonization of maritime operations.

The third meeting of the EU-Afghanistan Special Working Group on Human Rights, Good Governance and Migration was held on 24 February 2021, in a virtual format. It was co-chaired by Ms Paola Pampaloni, Deputy Managing Director for Asia and the Pacific of the European External Action Service and by Mr Meerwais Nab, Deputy Foreign Minister of Afghanistan.

On the 1st of March we celebrate ASEM Day, which commemorates the 1st ASEM Meeting (ASEM1) held on 1-2 March 1996 in Bangkok, Thailand.