U.S-European Naval Forces in the Sea Breeze 2016

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The Sea Breeze 2016 has been launched in the Black Sea, with the main objectives of enhancing:

  • Allied Combat Skills,
  •  Interoperability,
  • 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.

Additional Reference: Sea Breeze 2016 Opening Ceremony July 25

The Netherlands leadership to demine the conflict affected Region in the World

The Netherlands Government is determined to eradicate Landmines within 10 years in more than 13 Countries in the World

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The devastating impact of landmines doesn’t stop when the violence ends. Emergency workers are left unable to reach the places where they’re needed, refugees can’t return home and farmers can’t access their land. Before peace and stability can return, these deadly things have to be cleared away.’  Explained Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Minister Lilianne Ploumen  July 20, 2016 © The MFA of the Netherlands 

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
  • And purchased/provided 114 Ambulances, Trained over 425 Nurses to care for the Landmine victims       July 20, 2016 © The MFA of the Netherlands 

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Denmark’s leading Role in the UN Development Aid

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

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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.

“We can be proud to belong with this group of countries that live up to the UN’s goal. We were part of it last year and this year, and we will be part of it again next year,” expressed Minister for Foreign Affairs Kristian Jensen.”  April 13, 2016 © The  MFA of Denmark 

Additional Reference: Denmark and WFP sign Strategic Partnership agreement at World Humanitarian Summit

U.S- European Armed-Forces Stronger together- 2

U.S Army with European Armed-Forces……the centuries of the most closest Partnerships, and the shared Values from General Marquis de La Fayette  to the recent time.

July 29,  2016 © U.S Army Europe 

The Leadership of Australia in the World-1

Counter-ISIL Coalition Conference in Washington DC

1-Australia DFAT-logo Protected by copy right LawMinister 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.

This additional assistance brings Australia’s Humanitarian Response to the Iraq crisis to $60 million since 2014.  Since 2011, Australia has also provided $213 million in response to the Syrian crisis, and we have committed a further $220 million for Humanitarian Relief in Syria and neighbouring countries over the next three years.” Stated Minister of Foreign Affairs  Bishop July 20, 2016 © DFAT of Australia

Additional:  Speech by Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop to Counter-ISIL Foreign and Defence Ministers’ Meeting, Joint Plenary Session Intervention. Department of State Washington D.C,  21 July 2016

Defense Secretary Ash Carter met with Minister of Defense of Australia Marise Payne  July 20, 2016

EU and European Governments on the issue of Human Rights in Turkey after the failed Coup

Statement by EU High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini:

EU calls authorities to respect Rule of Law, Human Rights and fundamental Freedoms under any circumstances” July 21, 2016 © EU/Dutch MFA

Minister for Foreign Affairs of Norway Børge Brende:       “Norway strongly underlines that Turkish authorities must respect Rule of Law, Human Rights and fundamental Freedoms under state of emergency.” July 21, 2016 ©MFA of Norway

Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström of Sweden:    “Serious and unacceptable development in Turkey. Death penalty makes EU membership impossible.” July 21, 2016 © MFA of Sweden

Minister for Foreign Affairs Sebastian Kurz of Austria:           “The development in Turkey is alarming. I have summoned the Turkish Ambassador to the MFA today. July 21, 2016 © MFA of Austria

Belgium’s Candidacy for the UN Security Council

 

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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:

                     “Fostering Consensus, Acting for Peace

Foreign Minister Didier Reynders affirmed that Belgium will fully commit to the prevention of conflicts, their resolution and the search for a sustainable peace, as well as the prevention and the fight against terrorism, all the while continuing to promote Human Rights, the Rule of Law and Sustainable Development.   July 12, 2016 © MFA of Belgium

Foreign Minister Didier Reynders speech at the UN Security Council  New York on Belgium Candidacy for the UN Security Council 2019-2020,

The Leadership of Finland in Europe -1

Finland has provided the Fund for Training Project to promoted open Governance in EU Eastern Partnership Countries

MFA of Finalnd Protected by Copy-Right LawFinland 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.

The PADOS project (Participatory Democracy, Open Governance & Efficient E-Government Services) was carried out within the framework of Multilateral Cooperation under the EU Eastern Partnership. July 18, 2016 © The MFA of Finland

The Netherlands to co-chair anti-ISIL Coalition Conference in USA

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Dutch Foreign Minister Bert Koenders will participate in a conference in Washington DC on Wednesday 20 July on stabilising the Security situation in Iraq, which has been seriously disrupted by the terrorist organisation ISIL. The Netherlands is Co-Chairing the conference, at which Foreign Minister Koenders will meet counterparts from more than 20 countries. July 19, 2016 © MFA of the Kingdom of the  Netherlands

Israel vital Role in the Region and its contribution to the Global Security

PM Blair and PM Netanyahu July 11, 2016 © The PM Netanyahu Office

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.

Additional: Israel and Egypt deeper Partnership: Statements by PM Netanyahu and Egyptian Foreign Minister, on PM website