20 June 2021 - Foreign Minister Christodoulides travels to Luxembourg today to take part in the EU Foreign Affairs Council

Press release regarding the departure of the Minister of Foreign Affairs to Luxembourg for participation in the EU Foreign Affairs Council

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikos Christodoulides, departs today for Luxembourg where he is due to attend tomorrow, Monday (21/6), the meeting of the Foreign Affairs Council of the European Union.

In the course of the Council's deliberations, 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, 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, Fuad Hussein.

During the meeting, the Foreign Ministers will also discuss the latest 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.