The successful organisation of the presidential and parliamentary elections on 14 February in the Central African Republic, which took place peacefully throughout the country, shows once again the people's determination to take their future into their hands by democratic means. All the stakeholders and Central African institutions, and in particular the National Electoral Authority, did everything in their power to respond to the shortcomings that had led the Transitional Constitutional Court to cancel the first round of the parliamentary elections.
La bonne organisation des scrutins présidentiels et législatifs du 14 février en République centrafricaine, qui se sont déroulés dans le calme sur l’ensemble du territoire, témoigne une fois de plus de la détermination de la population à prendre en main son destin par la voie démocratique.
On 16 February, Head of the European Union Office to Hong Kong and Macao, Mr Vincent Piket talked about European Union-Macao relations with Commissioner Ye Dabo. Both sides also explored opportunities to strengthen cooperation between the European Union and Macao.
The Cooperation Council reaffirmed the commitment to strengthen bilateral and regional cooperation. There was a review of achievements from 2015, notably in development cooperation. EU has granted the Kyrgyz Republic EUR 34.6 million to that regard.