HighRepresentative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini met this evening with Prime Minister of Lebanon, Tammam Salam, at the margins of the World Economic Forum in Davos.
The High Representative and the Prime Minister discussed topics of common concern such as the Syria crisis, the impact of refugees, the fight against terrorism and the tensions in the region. HR/VP Mogherini highlighted the EU long-standing commitment to Lebanon, and the strong determination to further enhance cooperation.
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations between China and the European Union, the TV channel CCTV Français – as part of China Central Television – and Shanghai Far East Publishing, are organising a gathering on the new book “Crossover, China-EU”, on January 21st 2016 at the Delegation of the European Union in China.
High Representative/Vice President Federica Mogherini condemned today’s ‘cowardly’ attack on Bacha Khan University in Pakistan, which came a year after the deadly attack on the Peshawar Army School.
“Another attack against the innocent, the youth and the very future of Pakistan,” she said. “An attack on a place of study is not only cowardly, but it is also an attack on all of us who believe in the power and the importance of education.”
The Working Group on Governance, Rule of Law and Human Rights under the European Union-Sri Lanka Joint Commission concluded its first meeting in Colombo on 21 January 2016. The meeting was held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Colombo with the participation of senior officials from Sri Lanka and the European Union. The delegation of the European Union was led by Ms. Paola Pampaloni, Head of Division, Asia and the Pacific Department of the European External Action Service. The Sri Lanka delegation was led by Mr. A.L.A.