EU – UN – Trip by Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne (Brussels, 28 January 2019)

Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne, minister of state attached to the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs, will attend a meeting in Brussels today of the five EU member states currently sitting on the UN Security Council (Germany, Belgium, France, Poland, and the UK), which will also be attended by EU High Representative [for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy] Federica Mogherini.

Mr. Lemoyne will reaffirm France’s determination to continue and expand its close and ongoing cooperation with its EU partners in New York. He will stress our desire to see the EU help the UN Security Council to fully assume its eminent responsibility to maintain international peace and security. The EU-UN relationship plays a central role in the implementation of the “effective multilateralism” to which France is committed.