UN chief, EU FMs discuss Yemen, Syria

Author : Mircea Birca | Tuesday, June 23, 2015

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon held “an important meeting” for the first time with all the 28 EU foreign ministers in Luxembourg Monday which also covered development sin Syria , Libya and Yemen.

Speaking at a press conference after the meeting, EU High Representative Federica Mogherini noted that this is crucial year for the UN system and hey talked about the post-2015 agenda, the climate change conference in Paris, France, and the key conference on financing and development in Addis Ababa.

They also discussed “the EU-UN partnership on the major crises around us and which our cooperation is key starting from Libya, Syria and we got the chance to get the last updates he had on talks on Yemen in Geneva,” said Mogherini.

“We shared our concern and more than that the need to work together to at least have some humanitarian assistance (in Yemen). He (Ban) reported to us his impressions of the attempts the UN did to have talks in Geneva (on Yemen) last week,” she said.

“The cooperation between the EU and UN in the crises in Syria, Libya and Yemen and the Middle East Peace Process are the strongest and top of the agenda,” stressed Mogherini.
The two sides also discussed migration and the launch of the EU naval mission in Mediterranean today to dismantle smugglers networks.

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