High Representative Mogherini took part in the Ministerial meeting of the Global Coalition to counter Da'esh, hosted by the US Secretaries of State John Kerry and the Secretary of Defence Ashton Carter in Washington D.C. The intent of the meeting was to build momentum and accelerate the campaign to defeat Da’esh in Iraq, Syria and Libya.
The developments in Libya, counter terrorism initiatives, and the EU's partnership with Eastern countries were discussed when EU foreign Ministers held their last meeting of 2015 in Brussels on Monday 14 December. The meeting was chaired by EU High Representative Federica Mogherini. EU-Turkey relations were discussed as Ministers had a working lunch with their Turkish counterpart.
High Representative Federica Mogherini today gave strong messages of support to Non-Governmental Organisations working in the field of Human Rights, telling the 17th EU-NGO Forum on Human Rights that "civil society has a crucial role to play in our foreign policy. It is not only a key player, but also a main driver for change in all societies, in terms of democracy, good governance, resilience, cohesion, promotion of fundamental human rights."