Minister Petrides takes part in EU Council on defence matters in Brussels

Minister of Defence Charalambos Petrides will participate in the deliberations of the EU Foreign Affairs Council (Defence) that takes place in Brussels on Tuesday.

The Foreign Affairs Council in its defence configuration will be briefed by High Representative Josep Borrell about current affairs, reviewing a number of recent developments and upcoming events.

The Council will then exchange views on bridging the gap between defence capabilities and operational realities.

Over a working lunch, Ministers will hold an informal exchange of views with the NATO Secretary General and the Minister of Defence of Ukraine (via videoconference).

The Council meeting will be preceded by the steering board of the European Defence Agency (EDA).

Source: Cyprus News Agency