The Sea Breeze 2016 has been launched in the Black Sea, with the main objectives of enhancing:
Allied Combat Skills,
and the Regional Security in the context of Air, Land and Sea.
There are 13 participant Nations from: Bulgaria, Georgia, Greece, Lithuania, Italy, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Sweden, Ukraine, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States in this Training Exercise to maximize their joint capabilities. The United States also provides most required Military assets to execute this Training.
The Netherlands is one of the largest donors when it comes demining, and wants to see Landmines eradicated within 10 years. The Dutch government will provide its full support in 3 Major Demining Projects in 13 Countries in the Word.Announced the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
In the last last 4 years, Worldwide, the Netherlands has:
Demined almost 52 million m2 of Land
Educated more than 2 million people about the dangers of Landmines
Provided support to more than 5,000 families of victims by the Landmines
Denmark – with Norway, Sweden, Luxembourg, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands is part of an exclusive group of countries.Announced by the MFA of Denmark
The countries are the only ones to live up to the UN’s goal of giving at least 0.7 percent of the GNI in development aid. These are the findings of a preliminary report for 2015 published today by the OECD, an international economic cooperation organisation.
Counter-ISIL Coalition Conference in Washington DC
Minister of Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop has attended in the Counter-ISIL Coalition Conference in Washington DC on July 21
“I will represent Australia at the first joint Counter-ISIL Coalition Foreign and Defence Ministers’ meetings in Washington on 21 July. I will be joined by my colleague, the Minister for Defence Marise Payne.”
“I will also take part in a panel discussion with leaders of the international security community on the importance of intelligence sharing and cooperation in the fight against ISIL. As part of Australia’s ongoing commitment to Peace and Stability in Iraq and announce that Australia will provide a further $15 million in Humanitarian and Stabilisation Assistance. This will include $5 million to Clear Landmines from Civilian areas, $5 million for the World Food Programme for urgent food relief, $3 million for UN High Commissioner for Refugees, and $2 million for the UN Iraq Humanitarian Pooled Fund.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders launched today in New York, in the presence of Her Majesty the Queen and of the Permanent Representatives to the UN, the Belgian campaign for a seat at the United Nations Security Council for the 2019-2020 period. The motto proclaims:
Finland has provided the Fund for Training Project to promoted open Governance in EU Eastern Partnership Countries
Finland is promoting open governance in the EU’s Eastern Partnership countries Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine by funding a Training Project for Public Servants 2015–2016. The Development Programme has now been brought to a successful end and it serves as a good example of how different EU countries, in collaboration with each other, can implement a project tailored to the partnership countries’ needs.
Prime Minister Tony Blair visited Israel and met with Prime Minister Netanyahu. During their meeting the two Leaders discussed Regional Security and Peace, and the important Role that Israel holds, not only in the Region but also in the World.