Press release on the participation of the Minister of Foreign Affairs in the EU-Egypt Association Council, in the Foreign and General Affairs Councils and in the Commonwealth Summit
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Ioannis Kasoulides, leaves on Saturday for Luxembourg, where on Sunday afternoon he will participate in the European Union-Egypt Association Council. EU-Egypt partnership priorities will be discussed during the Council, and existing co-operation between the two sides will be reviewed.
On Monday, June 20, Mr. Kasoulides will participate in the EU Foreign Affairs Council, which will address, inter alia, the situation in the Horn of Africa, the food crisis in the light of the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine, the Strategic Partnership of the EU with the Gulf States as well as other current foreign policy issues. The Foreign Ministers will attend a working lunch with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry, with the main topic of discussion being EU-Egypt relations.
On Tuesday, June 21, the Minister of Foreign Affairs will participate in the EU General Affairs Council, the agenda of which includes the preparation of the forthcoming European Council, the prospect of creating a European Political Community, Ukraine's, Georgia’s and Moldova’s interest in EU membership, as well as the results of the Conference on the Future of Europe.
Mr. Kasoulides will leave Luxembourg on Wednesday, June 22, to travel to Kigali, the capital of Rwanda, where he will represent the President of the Republic of Cyprus at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting. The discussions will focus on topics related to sustainable development, global challenges, digital transformation and the role of young people, as well as other issues related to the rule of law and respect for human rights.
On the sidelines of the Commonwealth Summit, the Foreign Minister will have bilateral contacts and meetings with counterparts of the Commonwealth member states.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs will return to Cyprus on Sunday, June 26, 2022.