Foreign Affairs Council (Development): Press statement by High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell

20 Nov: Foreign Affairs Council (Development): Press statement by High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell

(Source: EEAS)

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At our meeting today, I updated Member States on the European Union response to the latest developments in Afghanistan, in Ethiopia and Sudan. And we have discussed the implications that the political situation has on our development assistance.

We also had a fruitful exchange with Administrator of USAID [the United States Agency for International Development], Ms Samantha Power, at the Development Foreign Affairs Council. This was the first time that a US Administrator joined our discussions on development. And our combined global leadership is certainly much needed, today more than ever, to face the challenges of development in the world.

We agreed to work together to end the COVID-19 pandemic everywhere and for everyone. It is clear that we need to build on …