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    • Minister Carmelo Abela with Zohrab Mnatsakanyan, Armenian Foreign Minister, and Didier Reynders, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs, and of Defence of Belgium
    • Minister Carmelo Abela with Ursula Von Der Leyen, German Federal Minister of Defence, before the joint Council session for Foreign Affairs and Defence Ministers of the EU
    • Minister Abela with Michael Farrugia, Maltese Minister for Home Affairs and National Security, and Jean Asselborn, Luxembourg’s Minister for Foreign and European Affairs, Immigration and Asylum
    • Minister Carmelo Abela with Jorge Domecq, Chief Executive Officer of the European Defence Agency
    • Minister Carmelo Abela during the bilateral meeting with Tiébilé Dramé, Minister of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation of Mali
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Source: Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion of the Republic of Malta |

Diplomacy the only way out of Libyan crisis

In Tuesday’s joint Foreign Affairs Minister’s Council (FAC), Minister Abela expressed Malta’s deep concern over the continued prolongation of hostilities in the Sahel region

An immediate halt to the ongoing violence in Libya and the commencement of a dialogue process between the warring sides would minimise the space for terrorist elements and render the entire region more secure. Speaking during an exchange of views with the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Libya, Ghassan Salamé,…

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Libyan Forensic Police Officers Complete UNMAS Training on Device Scene Incident Management in Kiev, Ukraine

During the intensive three-week course,the officers increased their knowledge about the theory and principles of explosive weapons and threats

The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS), with the generous support of the Government of Canada, successfully concluded a three-week training course on Device Scene Incident Management (DSIM) for Libyan Forensic Police Officers from the Libyan Ministry of Interior’s Criminal Investigation Agency. The contribution from Canada also helped UNMAS equip…

Source: EU Delegation to Kenya |

The 28th European Film Festival: European and Kenyan Films, Masterclasses, Community Screenings & More from 4 to 26 May 2019

In addition to film screenings with European, African, and Kenyan films, the European Film Festival will include special engagements with invited European and Kenyan industry professionals

The 28th European Film Festival in Nairobi will take place from 4 to 26 May 2019. This follows a successful festival in 2018, which included over 40 feature length movies from 21 countries, Q&A Sessions with the film-makers, an exhibition on Portuguese cinema history, a concert and virtual reality screenings.…

Source: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation |

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s statement and answers to media questions at a joint news conference following talks with Minister of Foreign Affairs and Communities and Defence Minister of the Republic of Cabo Verde Luis Filipe Tavares

Today, we focused on African affairs

Ladies and gentlemen, We had very good, substantive, detailed and results-oriented talks with my colleague Luis Filipe Tavares and the delegation he leads. We emphasised that relations between our two countries have traditionally been friendly and are built on the principles of mutual respect and consideration for each other’s interests.…

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    • World Bank/Dominic Chavez Nurse at Redemption Hospital in Monrovia, Liberia, prepares to vaccinate children
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‘A global measles crisis’ is well underway, UN agency chiefs warn

Living in countries where healthcare systems are challenged by poverty and conflict, many lack access to effective vaccines

Noting a 300 per cent surge in the number of measles cases during the first three months of this year, compared to the same period last year, two UN agency heads declared on Monday that we now stand “in the middle of a global measles crisis” “Cases have soared across…

Source: European Investment Bank (EIB) |

Stand, Speak and Rise Up! all together for survivors

The European Development Bank (EIB) invests in many fragile environments – countries with ongoing violence

The EIB supports and participates to “Stand, Speak and Rise up!”, the international conference on sexual violence in fragile environments taking place on 26 and 27 March 2019 at the European Conference Center in Luxembourg, at the initiative of the Grand Duchess of Luxembourg and her Foundation. The conference aims to…

Source: Atlantic Council |

Ukraine needs Carrots and Sticks to Fight Corruption

Ukraine has failed to achieve economic success due to its entrenched corruption which offsets the positive effects from many of the hard-earned and difficult reforms

BY OLEKSANDR DANYLYUK There is no silver bullet when it comes to defeating systemic corruption in any country. Despite many opportunities, Ukraine has failed to achieve economic success due to its entrenched corruption which offsets the positive effects from many of the hard-earned and difficult reforms we have implemented since…