Cyprus FM to attend Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels on Monday

Cyprus Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Christodoulides travels on Sunday afternoon from Munich to Brussels to take part on Monday, at an EU Foreign Affairs Council which will focus, among other things, on the situation in Libya, EU – African Union relations and will exchange views at a working lunch with Indian Foreign Affairs Minister on matters to do with foreign policy, regional security, climate change and trade.

EU Foreign Affairs Ministers will be briefed by Josep Borrell, High Representative of the EU, over the recent developments in current foreign policy issues, a Foreign Affairs press release issued here today says.

FMs, the press release adds, “will exchange views on the situation in Libya, with an emphasis on the need to enhance the EUs role in the country and will then review EU – African Union relations in the context of the process shaping the Unions strategic priorities ahead of a Ministerial Meeting and an EU – African Union Heads of State and Government Summit.”

In the context of a working lunch, it continues, Foreign Affairs Ministers will exchange views with Indian Foreign Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar with an emphasis on foreign affairs matters, regional security, climate change and trade, ahead of the EU – India Summit which will take place in Brussels, in March.

On the sidelines of the Council, Christodoulides will take part earlier at an informal working lunch, organised following an initiative of the Italian Foreign Affairs Minister also attended by Albanias Foreign Affairs Minister.

On Monday evening, the press release concludes, the Cypriot Minister will attend a dinner hosted by Borrell with the participation of a small number of EU Foreign Affairs Ministers.

Source: Cyprus News Agency