Remarks by H.E. Regina Maria Cordeiro Dunlop
Permanent Representative of
Brazil to the United Nations
Briefing to the Security Council by the European Union
High Representative of Foreign Affairs and Security Policy
New York, 4 May 2010
I congratulate Your Excellency on assuming the Presidency of the Security Council for the month of May. You can count on the support of my delegation.
I also commend Ambassador Takasu and the Japanese delegation for the work undertaken in April.
I thank the EU High Representative of Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Baroness Ashton, for her briefing.
I also wish to extend a warm welcome to the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Austria, H.E. Mr. Michael Spindelegger.
It is important for the Security Council to be kept abreast of activities undertaken by regional organizations in assisting the Council fulfill its primary responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security.
As the Treaty of Lisbon launches a new phase in the institutional development of the EU, we hope it will strengthen the cooperation with the UN and help advance what already is a mutually beneficial partnership.
We commend the European Union for promoting political dialogue and strengthening national capacities in several countries and regions, including Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East.
In particular, we welcome the role of the European Union in the stabilization of the Balkans, under the general framework of relevant Security Council resolutions.
My delegation attaches great importance to the work the EU undertakes in peacebuilding.
The European Missions in the DRC are playing an important role. We encourage them to continue to closely coordinate with MONUC and other players in the reform of both the FARDC and the PNC.
As Chair of the CSM of the Peacebuilding Commission for Guinea-Bissau, we appreciate the contribution the EU is making to security sector reform in that country and we wish to continue to cooperate with the EU Mission in Bissau so as to create the conditions for a successful reform.