This is the case even in countries on which the European Union has imposed sanctions, including Russia, Syria and Venezuela; as well as other states where the missions have held governments to account over human rights abuse. And they have sovereign status in countries with the world’s largest economies including the US, Japan, China and India.
The exception is Boris Johnson’s government, which is insisting that the EU mission here, set up after Brexit, should have the same status as multinational bodies, such as, for example, the International Maritime Organisation.
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