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20-06-2021 09:20

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

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Nikos Christodoulides, departs today, 20 June 2021, for Luxembourg where he is due to attend tomorrow, Monday, 21 June, the meeting of the Foreign Affairs Council of the European Union.

In the course of the Council's deliberatons, the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the member states will discuss, under the current affairs item on the agenda, the EU's relations with Turkey, Lebanon and Indonesia, following also the recent visits to the three countries by the High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Mr Josep Borrell. They are also expected to exchange views on the latest developments in EU - Russia relations, the Middle East peace process, the situation in Ethiopia and Mali, as well as the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue.

Furthermore, the Council will review the situation in Iraq and the EU's relations with the country, after which the Ministers are expected to attend a working luncheon with their Iraqi counterpart, Mr Fuad Hussein.

During the meeting, the Foreign Ministers will also discuss the latest developments in relation to the situation in Belarus and exchange views on the EU's relations with Latin America and the Caribbean, assessing the possibilities for more effective action and engagement on the part of the EU in the region.

(MG)