Foreign Minister to attend EU Foreign Affairs Council in Luxembourg

Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides departs on Sunday for Luxembourg where he will attend the meetings of the EU Foreign Affairs and General Affairs Councils.

Foreign affairs and defence ministers will discuss security and defence cooperation in the EU. They will touch upon

the permanent structured cooperation (PESCO), military mobility, the initiatives proposed in the framework of the future multiannual financial framework, namely the European Defence Fund and the European peace facility, the fight against hybrid threats in light of the joint communication of 13 June.

The Council will adopt conclusions on security and defence. It will also adopt a decision setting out governance rules for projects undertaken under the PESCO.

EU Foreign Affairs and Defence ministers will discuss and adopt conclusions on EU cooperation in security and defence, and hold a session on EU-NATO cooperation together with NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg.

Over lunch, foreign ministers discuss Yemen with UN Special Envoy Martin Griffiths.

Foreign ministers also discuss the implementation of the EU Global Strategy, the Horn of Africa and the Red Sea (with Council conclusions), and the EU – Jordan relations and ways to support the country, following an initiative of the Republic of Cyprus.

The Council will also discuss and adopt conclusions on the Horn of Africa and the Red Sea. They will focus on maritime security, economic development and migration.

During his stay in Luxembourg, the Minister will hold a meeting with Vice President of the European Investment Bank Alexander Stubb, EU negotiator for Brexit Michel Barnier, and attend a working breakfast with the Foreign Minister of Albania, organized by the Greek Foreign Minister.

Source: Cyprus News Agency