mercredi 9 décembre 2009

Council conclusions on the Commission Communication regarding the EU-Latin America relations

The Council adopted the following conclusions:
  1. The Council reaffirms the importance of the EU’s strategic partnership with Latin America in the global context and is determined to further strengthen cooperation in the mutual interest of both regions. In this context, the Council welcomes the submission of the Commission Communication on “The European Union and Latin America: Global players in Partnership”.
  2. The Council wishes to strengthen the cooperation on the jointly identified priorities and to further reinforce the partnership through promoting our common values and interests by contributing to peace and security, protection and promotion of human rights and strengthening of citizen’s participation and democracy.
  3. The Council recalls the EU and Latin American countries’ commitment to an effective multilateral system, with a central role for the United Nations, to meet global threats and challenges. In this respect, the Council emphasises the need to enhance our bi-regional partnership through a result-oriented and strategic dialogue, that addresses global and regional issues of common concern, and promotes development of common positions in a multilateral framework. " Brussels, 8 December 2009.

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