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Source: European Union External Action

Internationally, the EU has led and supported peace talks around the world to facilitate solutions in conflicts worldwide such as for example:

In July 2015, following years of EU-led diplomacy, a historic international agreement was reached on Iran’s nuclear programme. The EU, together with China, France, Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States, brokered the agreement. Iran pledged that under no circumstances would it ever seek, develop or acquire nuclear weapons. The EU now chairs the Committee overseeing the implementation of this agreement.

Colombia, the EU is supporting peace talks between the Government and the FARC movement to end decades of civil war through the appointment of a special peace envoy -former Irish Foreign Minister Eamon Gilmore.

In Mali, the EU has been helping the country emerge from a profound political crisis through co-mediated the the Malian Peace agreement which was signed in June 2015. The EU is also helping to train the Malian armed forces to fight terrorism and through substantial development aid. This is an example of the EU’s comprehensive approach which uses all its tools – diplomatic, security, financial and with development cooperation .

Through its political, practical and economic support, the EU has played a crucial role in building peace in the Western Balkans since the Yugoslav wars. One example is the dialogue facilitated by the European Union between Serbia and Kosovo, which led to a landmark deal in April 2013 and which is currently being implemented with the support of the EU.

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