Strengthening multilateralism: EU Council adopts conclusions
Council reiterates that cooperation through effective multilateralism remains the best way to advance national as well as collective interests.
17 Iunie 2019, 22:18
EU Foreign Ministers and Defense Ministers today discussed the EU Global Strategy. Following discussions, Council of the European Union adopted conclusions on EU action to strengthen rules-based multilateralism.
In the conclusions, EU Council underlines that the need to promote multilateral solutions is more urgent than ever. The Council highlights that EU's interest lies in a multilateral system that is rules and rights-based, which protects the global commons, promotes shared public goods, and delivers benefits for citizens in Europe and across the globe.
The Council reiterates that cooperation through effective multilateralism remains the best way to advance national as well as collective interests. EU aims at an effective multilateral system that delivers results in tackling today's and tomorrow's global challenges. Strengthening the multilateral system will be based on three strands of action:
• Upholding international norms and agreements,
• Extending multilateralism to new global realities, and
• Reform: making multilateral organizations fit for purpose.
The conclusions identify concrete steps which the EU and its Member States will use to take forward these objectives.
Full text of EU Council conclusions:
Source:EU Council Press Room