Kasoulides to attend EU FM Council, Ukraine, EU – Palestine relations and terrorism among the topics

Ukraine, EU relations with Palestine and terrorism will be among the issues that the EU Foreign Ministers will discuss at the EU Foreign Affairs Council, which will take place on Monday and will also be attended by Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides who departs for Brussels on Sunday.

A press release by the Ministry says that the Foreign Ministers will discuss the developments in Ukraine following the Russian invasion and assess the EU’s coordinated response. During a working lunch, the Foreign Ministers will exchange views with the Prime Minister of Palestine Mohammad Shtayyeh on EU-Palestine relations as well as on aspects of the Middle East Peace Process.

Other topics include the security situation and the rise of terrorism in the Sahel region and West African coastal states, human rights in Iran, the oppression of women in Afghanistan and the situation in Armenia.

During his presence in Brussels, Kasoulides will have short bilateral contacts and meetings, the press release says.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs returns to Cyprus January 24.

Source: Cyprus News Agency