Brussels, Belgium – Eastern Mediterranean statement from EU Council President Michel President of the Council of the European Union (EU) Charles Michel, United Nations (UN) 75. In his speech entitled “A stronger and more autonomous European Union that powers a fairer world” at the General Assembly, he proposed holding a regional conference in the Eastern Mediterranean to reduce tensions and improve dialogue.
President of the Council of the European Union (EU) Michel, United Nations (UN) 75. He gave a speech at the General Assembly entitled “A stronger and more autonomous European Union that powers a fairer world.”
Michel has raised the issue of the Eastern Mediterranean, where blood pressure has risen in recent days, saying:
- The European Union is concerned about tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean. Unilateral actions and violations of international law must surely end.
- Together with our member states, We are conducting intensive diplomatic efforts to calm tensions and improve dialogue. In this spirit, I proposed that a multilateral conference be held with the United Nations on the Eastern Mediterranean.
- Many actors have already responded positively. He’s ready to discuss the conditions, the agenda and the timeline. Maritime restrictions, security, energy issues and immigration are some of the issues I believe need to be addressed.
“The European Union will continue to be the driving force for multilateralism and the rules-based international order,” said Charles Michel, who also touched on developments around the world in his speech.
EU backs reform at UN, says Michel:
- Our support for the UN is as strong as ever and we will continue to support the implementation of the secretary-general’s reforms. Because we need a strengthened and effective multilateral system.
- This requires a stronger UN to deliver results that will advance World Peace. A stronger and more determined Europe will be on your side to make the world a better and fairer living space.