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Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Special EU envoy Alexander Rondos visited South Sudan in December as a violent power struggle has been raging in South Sudan for several week. Catherine Ashton, the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy insisted that an immediate ceasefire with effective monitoring established as quickly as possible is essential to spare the people of South Sudan any further suffering.  She appealed to the parties to give full access to all people in the areas under their control to humanitarian workers and observers. She warned all parties that any perpetrators of systematic or targeted abuses of human rights would be held accountable for their actions.

Thursday, 16 January 2014

Poverty is aggravated by the absence of peace and security, so the EU should not only provide development aid to but also get actively involved in negotiating solutions to conflict, the EU special representative to the Horn of Africa, Alexander Rondos, said at a high-level conference on peacemaking and mediation.

Friday, 07 June 2013

As we were informing our readers last week, following the visit of the Prime Minister of Somalia the international conference on the future of the country would discuss the proposed increase in active troop strength in the African Union-led Mission in Somalia (AMISOM). Both Catherine Ashton and Andris Piebalgs, High Representative and EU Commissioner for Development respectively, who attended the conference, held on February 23, reaffirmed the EU’s commitment to stabilizing Somalia and announced the EU  will support AMISOM's crucial work with a further €100 million. “The new funding will support the proposed increase in troop strength agreed by UN Security Council Resolution 2036(2012) adopted on Wednesday 22 February”, Ashton stated.

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Mr Alexander Rondos, Greek diplomat with extensive experience in diplomatic negotiations around the world, has been recently appointed by the council  as EU Special Representative to the region comprising Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan and Uganda.