From Egypt to Asia, stories of young leaders

From Egypt to Asia, stories of young leaders

Back from Cairo, I am now travelling from Brussels to Luxembourg, where we will host a two-day meeting of foreign ministers from the European Union and Asia: 51 delegations to work together on connections between our continents and the great global challenges of the two regions, such as climate change. My afternoon will begin with a dialogue with young leaders from both regions, and I am sure that it will be the most fascinating moment – the same happened yesterday in Egypt: the meeting with students at Cairo University was the most moving part of the whole trip (the video of the speech is here).

Earlier today, in Brussels, I had two important meetings: first of all, the one with General Allen and the anti-Daesh Coalition, to discuss our common commitment on Syria and Iraq after the meeting in Vienna last week.

Then an operative meeting with Eamon Gilmore, my special envoy for the peace process in Colombia, whose mandate begins today. For sometimes, among so many crises and conflicts which we are called to deal with, there’s one that gets on the path towards peace. Supporting this path is important, and worthy.