FM to attend Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels

After the completion of the Munich Conference on Security, Cyprus Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides will travel to Brussels on Sunday to participate in the Foreign Affairs Council of the European Union which begins on Monday.

According to an official press release issued here today, Christodoulides held a series of important meetings on the sidelines of the Munich Conference which began on Friday.

He met, among others, with the U.S. Senator Robert Menendez, NATO Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller, the Director for European and Euro-Asian Affairs at the National Security Council of the United States Fiona Hill, the Executive Director of the American Jewish Committee (AJC) David Harris as well as with the Executive Director of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) Beatrice Fihn who received the Nobel Peace in 2017 for her work.

Minister further participated in a debate on the situation in the Middle East focusing on the prospects of the Transatlantic aspect organized by the American-Jewish Committee.

Christodoulides also had meetings with Armenian and Georgian Foreign Ministers, Zohrab Mnatsakanyan and David Zalkaliani respectively, and with Lebanese Defense Minister Elias Bou Saab with whom he discussed issues related to bilateral cooperation between Cyprus and their countries and their relations with the EU as well as regional and international issues of common interest.

During Foreign Affairs Council to be held tomorrow in Brussels, the Foreign Ministers of the European Union will exchange views on a range of issues concerning the EUs external relations, including, among others, the situation in Ukraine and Syria , as well as the latest developments in the Horn of Africa and Venezuela.

During his stay in Brussels, the Foreign Minister will have on Monday morning a meeting with the EU Chief Negotiator on Brexit Michel Barnier.

Source: Cyprus News Agency