This was announced by High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini at an annual conference of EU Ambassadors on Monday in Brussels, Censor.NET reports citing UNIAN.
"We will have to continue investing all we can, all we can - and this is a lot - in the multilateral institutions and in global governance systems and frameworks. First of all, because they are under attack from many different sides - I will not list them leaving this to your imagination," Mogherini said.
"When we work to build a global alliance in defense of the Paris Agreement on climate, when we work for free and fair trade, when we work in the respect of international norms from Ukraine to the Korean Peninsula - in all these cases we are working for a safer Europe as well as for a safer world," she said.
"The two things coincide. For us, Europeans, preserving and strengthening the global governance system is a way of investing in our own security and also our own prosperity because our economic strength is based on multilateral rules system," Mogherini said.
"We know that alliances might change from file to file or from time to time, and this is the new normal in our times, probably. But we, Europeans, will always pivot around multilateral institutions. This has to be clear."
Among other priorities of the EU foreign policy, the High Representative named security and defense, where the Union has done more in one year than over several decades, according to Mogherini. Other priorities are EU commitments in fighting terrorism and radicalization, as well as migration issues, and the Balkans.