Today's attacks on MINUSMA in northern Mali have left several UN soldiers and civilians dead and dozens injured. They deal a blow to the country’s stability and the implementation of the peace agreement signed in June 2015.
The European Union extends its sincere condolences to the families of the victims and to the UN.
It reiterates its full support for MINUSMA and the implementation of the peace agreement in Mali.
Federica Mogherini, the High Representative of the Union for foreign affairs and security policy, took part via video conference in a high level seminar on the Middle East and the Mediterranean, organised by the NATO parliamentary assembly in Florence.
Federica Mogherini, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, met today with Nikola Poposki, Foreign Minister of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
Mme Federica Mogherini, haute représentante de l'Union pour les affaires étrangères et la politique de sécurité/vice-présidente de la Commission européenne, a rencontré ce jour M. Nikola Poposki, ministre des affaires étrangères de l'ancienne République yougoslave de Macédoine.
The European Union and Kazakhstan held the seventh round of their annual Human Rights Dialogue in Astana on 26 November. The Kazakhstan delegation was led by Mr Iogan Merkel, First Deputy Prosecutor General, while the EU delegation was led by Mr Toivo Klaar, Head of Central Asia Division at the European External Action Service
The dialogue allowed for constructive exchanges on a wide range of issues, including freedom of association, women's rights, the prevention of torture and ill-treatment of detainees and press freedom.
L'Union européenne et le Kazakhstan ont tenu la septième session de leur dialogue annuel sur les droits de l'homme le 26 novembre à Astana. La délégation du Kazakhstan était conduite par M. Iogan Merkel, premier vice-procureur général, tandis que M. Toivo Klaar, chef de la division de l'Asie centrale du Service européen pour l'action extérieure, conduisait la délégation de l'UE.
Courage and leadership are always required when it comes to tough choices, but tough choices are what is needed when it comes to the future of a country and of its people.
The UN SRSG Martin Kobler is actively seeking a speedy conclusion of the Libyan political dialogue and we expect that all sides in Libya will show courage and will agree on a Government of National Accord.