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24-01-2021 10:11

The Minister of Foreign Affairs departs for Brussels to participate in the EU Foreign Affairs Council

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Nikos Christodoulidis, heads to Brussels today, where tomorrow, Monday (25/1), he will participate in the meeting of the Foreign Affairs Council of the European Union.

Under Current Affairs, the Council is expected to focus, inter alia, on Transatlantic Relations in the light of the recent change in the US Presidency, the arrest of Alexei Navalny, the latest developments in relation to Turkey, as well as on the Union's strategy for sharing coronavirus vaccines with partners and third countries that are in need.

Later on, the Foreign Ministers will hold a teleconference with their Japanese counterpart, Mr Toshimitsu Motegi, during which they will have the opportunity to exchange views also on cooperation and on issues of regional security in Asia.

Finally, the Ministers will discuss Climate and Energy Diplomacy, focusing on the promotion of the external dimension of the European Green Agreement.

On Tuesday morning (26/1), the Minister of Foreign Affairs will hold separate meetings with the High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission, Mr Josep Borrell, and with the European Commissioner for Neighborhood and Enlargement, Mr Olivér Várhelyi, with whom the latest developments in the Cyprus problem, in the light of the initiative of the UN Secretary General for convening an Informal Meeting, EU-Turkish Relations, as well as developments in the broader Eastern Mediterranean region will be discussed.

(EK)