11 Oct. 2020 - Foreign Minister travels to Luxembourg to attend EU Foreign Affairs Council

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Nikos Christodoulides, travels to Luxembourg this afternoon to participate in the European Union Foreign Affairs Council tomorrow, Monday.

According to the agenda, tomorrow's Council meeting is expected to focus on current developments in Nagorno-Karabakh, Kyrgyzstan, Mozambique and Venezuela, while EU Foreign Ministers will also exchange views on the Belgrade-Pristina Dialogue, on the situation in Belarus, on EU - Russia relations, as well as EU cooperation with Latin America and the Caribbean. Furthermore, they will have a strategic discussion on multilateralism, placing emphasis on the prospects for a more active EU involvement and action in the international arena.

During the discussion on current developments and in the light of the relevant Conclusions of the last European Council, the Minister of Foreign Affairs will have the opportunity to inform the Council of the latest illegal actions of Turkey in relation to the fenced area of ​Varosha, as well as the reaction of the international community to them, including the UN Security Council, as well as the provocative issuing of a new illegal Navtex by Turkey for research activities in an area within the EEZ of the Republic of Cyprus.

Prior to the Council, Mr. Christodoulides will host a working breakfast with Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal Bin Farhan Al Saud, to which the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Mr. Josep Borrell, and the Foreign Ministers of the EU Member States have been invited and will participate. During this meeting EU-Saudi Arabia relations and cooperation, as well as regional and international issues of common interest will be discussed.

Mr. Christodoulides will leave Luxembourg on the same day.