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Foreign minister Reinsalu attends the informal meeting of EU foreign affairs ministers in Berlin

27. August 2020 - 10:16

Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu is in Berlin on 27 and 28 August to attend the informal meeting of the foreign affairs ministers of the European Union.

The agenda of the two-day meeting includes Belarus, the situation in the Eastern Mediterranean, relations between the European Union and Russia, and the European Union’s long-term strategy for the geopolitical impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Urmas Reinsalu said he planned to raise the future actions of the European Union in the Belarus crisis at today’s discussion on Belarus. “In order to support the people of Belarus, the European Union must introduce sanctions at the earliest opportunity,” Reinsalu said. “We must also actively support the civil society in Belarus and the free press, and it should receive greater support from the European Union.”

The foreign affairs ministers of the European Union will also discuss relations with Russia. According to Reinsalu, it is crucial to maintain a consistent EU policy and conduct an independent inquiry into the poisoning of Alexei Navalny.

The Gymnich meeting on 27-28 August is a regular informal meeting of the foreign affairs ministers of the European Union held twice a year.

Additional information:
Pia Kuusik
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Media Adviser
Communication Department
+372 5635 7866
www.vm.ee

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