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“We cannot continue to stand idly by while innocent civilians are massacred in Syria, famine ravages Africa, women and children are exploited by human traffickers and thousands of desperate souls die in the desert or Mediterranean. “

“More than ever, we must work together to give our citizens concrete responses on instability, terrorism, radicalisation, managing migratory flows, climate change, poverty and unemployment.”

European Parliament President, Antonio, Tajani, meets with United Nations Secretary General, António Guterres

Press Release
Strasbourg
17-05-2017

 

At the invitation of European Parliament President, Antonio Tajani, United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, delivered a speech at the European Parliament’s plenary session today.  Before his address, the Secretary-General had a bilateral meeting with President Tajani.

 

At the centre of the discussions was the need for strong cooperation between the European Union and United Nations in order to face down shared global challenges.

 

Opening the plenary debate with United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, President Tajani stated:

 

“Our citizens now rightfully expect Europe to make its voice heard and be more effective globally. We cannot continue to stand idly by while innocent civilians are massacred in Syria, famine ravages Africa, women and children are exploited by human traffickers and thousands of desperate souls die in the desert or Mediterranean. We cannot look on with indifference as fundamental rights are increasingly under threat.

 

“More than ever, we must work together to give our citizens concrete responses on conflict terrorism, radicalisation, managing migratory flows, climate change, poverty and unemployment.

 

“The United Nations and European Union rose from the ashes of global conflict, they share the same values and same objective: to promote peace and prosperity through multilateral cooperation.”

For further information:

europarl.president.press@europarl.europa.eu