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The European Union called on Kosovo to revoke its decision to increase import tax on goods coming from Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, a move described by EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini’s Spokeswoman Maja Kocijancic as a violation of Kosovo’s obligations.

Today, the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, Federica Mogherini, and the Minister of National Defence of Viet Nam, General NGO Xuan Lich, signed an Agreement establishing a framework for the participation of Viet Nam in European Union crisis management operations.

The European Union welcomes the agreement reached by the President of Ecuador, Lenín Moreno, and representatives of the indigenous groups, supported by the United Nations and the Episcopal conference, which opened the way to the restoration of peace and public order in the country.

On 10 October 2019 Afghanistan achieved another milestone in its efforts to use global markets to drive growth and job creation when the cabinet chaired by President Ashraf Ghani endorsed the country’s first national trade policy, which sets out a five-year agenda for overcoming challenges that Afghan businesses face in tapping into international value chains.

With European prosperity and Asian peace and security closely connected, the European Union has decided to strengthen its security cooperation in and with Asia. This is also in line with the steps taken by the EU in the past years to strengthen its role as a global security provider: Europe and Asia share a fundamental interest in upholding the rules-based international system, as well as the view that the challenges the world faces today go beyond national borders and cannot be tackled alone. The EU-Asia security partnership is therefore both desirable and necessary.

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