Posted by: africanpressorganization | 18 March 2010

Statement by the spokesperson of HR of the European Union Catherine Ashton on Sahel region

 

 


 

 

Statement by the spokesperson of HR of the European Union Catherine Ashton on Sahel region

 

 

BRUSSELS, Kingdom of Belgium, March 18, 2010/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The spokesperson of Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the Commission, issued the following statement today on the Sahel region:

“The European Union welcomes the meeting yesterday in Alger by the Ministers of Foreign Affairs

representing seven States of the Sahel region on the issues of peace, security and development. This

meeting highlighted the constraints that terrorism and organised crime are posing to the economic

and social development of the countries in the region.

Regional and international cooperation will be decisive in tackling the terrorist threat in this key

region. The European Union fully supports the ongoing efforts regarding security and development

in particular.”

 

SOURCE 

European Council


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