EU ministers’ meeting to focus on Eastern Europe, Libya

EU foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton. Photo by: European Commission

The humanitarian and political situations in Syria, Libya, Mali and South Sudan are among topics to be tackled by European Union foreign affairs ministers at a July 23 meeting in Brussels, Belgium.

Also on the agenda of the meeting, which is to be led by EU foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton, are the developments in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Sudan and the rest of the Sahel region. The foreign ministers will also discuss the European Union’s partnership with some of its eastern neighbors: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine.

Ashton is expected to brief the foreign ministers about her recent trip to China as well, where she met with high-level officials to discuss bilateral relations in preparation for a joint summit in Brussels later this year.

Further, the meeting will tackle the European Union’s Common Security and Defense Policy as well as exchange views on the bloc’s energy and foreign policy.

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