The Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels to focus on Eastern Partnership

22 July 2013, Last updated at, 08:31 EEST
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author: The Council of the European Union

On 22 July in Brussels, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius will attend the Foreign Affairs Council meeting, which will focus on the Eastern Partnership.

The foreign ministers will discuss the Eastern Partnership, preparations for the 3rd Eastern Partnership Summit to be held in Vilnius in November and the annual Eastern Partnership ministerial meeting that will take place after the Council meeting. Linkevičius will also participate in the discussion “Heading towards Vilnius: A milestone for the Eastern Partnership” that is co-organized by the European Policy Centre and Lithuania’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union. Foreign ministers of the EU and Eastern Partnership countries are also invited to take part in the discussion.

The Council will also debate events in the EU’s southern neighbourhood, the Middle East peace process and Lebanon, with particular focus on Syria, preparations for the Geneva II peace conference, and Egypt. The Council will also discuss the political situation in Africa’s Great Lakes Region, Somalia and Mali.
 

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