Tbilisi, 15 June 2021—The Director for Security and Defence Policy at the European External Action Service in Brussels (EEAS), Joanneke Balfoort, paid a visit today to the European Union Monitoring Mission in Georgia (EUMM) on the occasion of the 100th Incident Prevention and Response Mechanism (IPRM) meeting, which the Mission co-facilitated.
The High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell, visited today the European Defence Agency (EDA) in Brussels. As Head of the Agency, Mr Borrell was presented with a broad overview of EDA’s current work, its ongoing projects and its outlook as a critical provider of security and defence services to the EU and its Member States.
EUBAM Libya and its Head of Mission were delighted to welcome the Civilian Operations Commander Francisco Esteban-Perez on his first visit to one of the eleven EU Common Security and Defense Policy missions that he leads. His trip was just one of several recent high-level visits from Brussels to Libya, underlining the EU’s commitment to the Government of National Unity as it prepares the way for elections later this year. Indeed, Esteban-Perez travelled to Tripoli with EU Commissioner for Home Affairs, Ylva Johansson, with whom he met Prime Minister Abdulhamid Dbeibeh on his first day.
The EU and Canada are trusted partners. Together we have been advancing our common values, support the international rules-based order and sustainably rebuild our economies post COVID-19. This week, Canadian Prime Minister and EU leaders will discuss a wide range of issues, including COVID-19 response and recovery; fighting climate change and protecting the environment; trade, technology and innovation; and promoting democratic values, peace and security.