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EU External Relations Council Conclusions on Sri Lanka, European Security and Defence Policy, and more

Summary: 18 May 2009, Brussels – Council of the European Union, PRESS RELEASE: 2943rd Council meeting, External Relations Conclusions

Main results of the Council

As the fighting drew to an end in Sri Lanka, the Council reiterated its call on the Government urgently to proceed towards a comprehensive political process. It called on the Government of Sri Lanka and the LTTE to take all necessary steps to prevent further loss of life and called for the alleged violations of international humanitarian law and human rights law to be investigated through an independent inquiry.

The Council conducted its half-yearly examination of developments and projects in the field of

European Security and Defence Policy, in the presence of the ministers for defence. In particular, it:

The Council took note of the final preparations for the EU-Russia summit which will be held in Khabarovsk, Russia, on 21 and 22 May 2009.

CONTENTS: ITEMS DEBATED

PREPARATIONS FOR THE EU-RUSSIA SUMMIT

REPUBLIC OF MOLDOVA

SRI LANKA - Council conclusions

BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA, INCLUDING OPERATION EUFOR ALTHEA

SOMALIA, INCLUDING OPERATION EU NAVFOR ATALANTA - Council conclusions

EUROPEAN SECURITY AND DEFENCE POLICY - Council conclusions

IRAN

GEORGIA

BURMA/MYANMAR

DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION
Supporting Developing Countries in coping with the global crisis- Council conclusions

OTHER ITEMS APPROVED
none

Download the complete External Relations Council Conclusions.

  • Ref: CL09-114EN
  • EU source: Council
  • UN forum: 
  • Date: 18/5/2009


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